Weather could delay launch of Air Force GPS satellite - FOX 35 News Orlando

Weather could delay launch of Air Force GPS satellite

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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. 

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