Weather could delay launch of Air Force GPS satellite
CAPE CANAVERAL AFS, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -
The U.S. Air Force is scheduled to launch a United Launch Alliance Delta IV-Medium rocket carrying the sixth Global Positioning System IIF satellite at 8:08 p.m. on Thursday from Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The launch window extends until 8:26 p.m.
Officials say there is a 70 percent chance the launch may be postponed due to inclement weather.
GPS IIF-6 is the sixth in a series of next-generation GPS satellites and will join a worldwide timing and navigation system utilizing satellites positioned in orbit approximately 11,000 miles above the Earth's surface.
Every modern GPS satellite has been launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.