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  • Video: SFI launch highlights for GPS IIF-12

    Jason RhianFebruary 9th, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceFlight Insider sets up an array of still and video stations for virtually all of the launches that take place at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. This past week, a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401 sent the GPS IIF-12 satellite to orbit – and we captured the flight in all its spectacular glory.

  • The beginning and the end: GPS IIF-12 launches on first ULA flight of the year

    Jason RhianFebruary 5th, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — It was the first flight of the year for Colorado-based ULA and the final (the twelfth) Block IIF GPS satellite to be sent into orbit. To complete the GPS IIF constellation, ULA used the venerable Atlas V booster in its 401 configuration.

  • SFI Live: Launch Coverage of ULA Atlas V 401 with GPS IIF-12

    Jason RhianFebruary 5th, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — United Launch Alliance (ULA) has one of their venerable Atlas V 401 rockets poised at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 41 in Florida. SpaceFlight Insider will begin its live launch coverage from the Cape's ITL Causeway at 8 a.m. EST (13:00 GMT).

  • ULA set to complete Block IIF GPS constellation

    Florida TechFebruary 3rd, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — For ULA's first mission of 2016, the company is looking to carry out their 60th operational GPS launch utilizing an Atlas V 401 to deliver the GPS IIF-12 satellite to orbit on Feb. 5, 2016. This mission should be the final installment of the Block IIF GPS satellites to be launched for the U.S. Air Force.

  • Technical concerns delay launch of ULA Atlas V with GPS IIF-12

    Jason RhianJanuary 26th, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The launch of a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V 401 rocket and its payload of the last Block IIF Global Positioning Satellite has been delayed by at least 24 hours to no-earlier-than Feb. 4, 2016. According to ULA, the cause of this slip were "concerns over the integrity of electrical connectors on the Atlas V booster."