The Air Force is set to launch the 6th GPS IIF satellite from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
Delta IV GPS IIF-6 Mission Overview
Rocket/Payload: A Delta IV M+ (4,2) will launch the GPS IIF-6 mission for the U.S. Air Force.
Date/Site/Launch Time: Thursday, May 15, 2014, from Space Launch Complex (SLC)-37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The 18-minute launch window opens at 8:08 p.m. EDT.
Mission Description: GPS IIF-6 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-6 will be ULA’s fifth launch of 2014 and 82nd overall. It also will mark the 26th flight of the Delta IV launch vehicle since its inaugural flight in November 2002.
Viewing the Launch by Webcast: The live launch webcast will begin at 7:48 p.m. EDT. http://www.ulalaunch.com/
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 and twitter.com/ulalaunch; hashtag #GPSIIF6.
The Air Force Second Space Operations Squadron indicates that IIF-6 SVN-67/PRN-6 will replace SVN-34/PRN-4 in the D plane slot 4 (D4) which has been in continuous operation since 25 October of 1993. SVN-34/PRN-4 will be rephased from D4 to the D2F slot to augment SVN-46. SVN-39/PRN-9 will be taken out of the operational constellation the day after SVN-67 launch and sent to Launch, Anomaly and Disposal Operations (LADO).