GPS 2F-11 launches aboard Atlas V

The latest element of the GPS constellation, the largest and most advance navigation constellation in the world, was successfully placed into orbit on Halloween, blasting off from Cape Canaveral Air Station aboard an Altas V rocket in the 401 configuration (the lightest configuration — 4 meter fairing, 0 boosters, single-engine Centaur).  Watch particularly for a lovely condensation cloud as the vehicle reaches Mach 1.


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