ULA Delta IV GPS IIF-9 Mission ArtworkDelta IV GPS IIF-9 Mission Brochure

Rocket/Payload: A United Launch Alliance Delta IV Medium+ (4,2) will launch the GPS IIF-9 mission for the U.S. Air Force.

Date/Site/Launch Time: Wednesday, March 25, from Space Launch Complex (SLC)-37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The 18-minute launch window opens at 2:36 p.m. EDT.

Viewing the Launch by Webcast: The live webcast will begin at 2:06 p.m. EDT.

Mission Description: GPS satellites serve and protect our warfighters by providing navigational assistance for U.S. military operations on land, at sea, and in the air. Civilian users around the world also use and depend on GPS for highly accurate time, location, and velocity information.

GPS IIF-9 is one of the next-generation GPS satellites, incorporating various improvements to provide greater accuracy, increased signals, and enhanced performance for users.

Launch Notes: GPS IIF-9 marks the 29th Delta IV launch and the 57th operational GPS satellite to launch on a ULA or heritage launch vehicle.

Launch Updates: To keep up to speed with updates to the launch countdown, dial the ULA launch hotline at 1-877-852-4321 or join the conversation at www.facebook.com/ulalaunch, twitter.com/ulalaunch, instagram.com/ulalaunch and DiscoverULA.com.

Go Delta! Go GPS IIF-9!