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  • Boeing to build Intelsat 35e EpicNG Satellite

    Press ReleaseJuly 9th, 2014

    Boeing will build the Intelsat 35e Epic Next Generation satellite for Intelsat, the world’s leading provider of global satellite services and Boeing’s largest commercial satellite customer. This also marks Intelsat’s ninth order for a satellite based on Boeing’s 702MP (medium power) platform.

  • Boeing GPS IIF completes on-orbit checkout

    Press ReleaseJune 27th, 2014

    With on-orbit checkout and validation of the sixth Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF satellite, Boeing has reached the halfway mark in delivering the current series of satellites to the U.S. Air Force, which operates the GPS constellation.

  • Boeing hands over control of GPS IIF-5 to U.S. Air Force

    James TuttenApril 10th, 2014

    The Boeing Company has finalized the deployment of the GPS IIF-5 satellite to the U.S. Air Force. With the ongoing mission to increase the accuracy and dependability of the U.S. Global Positioning System (GPS); Boeing continues to build on their technological legacy in space, stretching back to the origins of the GPS program in 1974.

  • Photo Feature: Like nothing changed at all – ULA Delta IV with GPS IIF-5

    Jason RhianFebruary 23rd, 2014

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — Every launch is a little different. The sights and sounds vary according to the time of day, launch vehicle, weather and location. This evening saw the collected media a mere 1.5 miles away from Space Launch Complex 37 (SLC-37) to watch United Launch Alliance send one of its Delta IV Medium […]

  • ULA delivers GPS IIF-5 to orbit with return of Delta IV Medium rocket

    Jason RhianFebruary 21st, 2014

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla – United Launch Alliance (ULA) and the United States Air Force successfully sent the U.S. Air Force’s GPS IIF-5 navigation satellite to orbit at 8:59 p.m. EST (0159 GMT) at the very end of a 19-minute long launch window. The rocket providing the ride was ULA’s Delta IV Medium + 4.2 which lifted off from […]

  • USAF, ULA ready Delta IV Medium rocket to ferry GPS IIF-5 satellite to orbit

    Jason RhianFebruary 19th, 2014

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — The United States Air Force and Colorado-based United Launch Alliance (ULA) have readied one of the most powerful launch vehicles currently in the U.S.’ arsenal – the Delta IV Medium 4.2 for a Thursday, Feb. 20 launch. The payload for the this launch is the U.S. Air Force’s GPS IIF 5 […]

  • Delta IV launch viewing guide for GPS IIF-5

    Jason RhianFebruary 18th, 2014

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — United Launch Alliance (ULA) is preparing to launch Delta IV Medium 4.2 rocket with the United States Air Force’s GPS IIF-5 satellite from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 37 (SLC-37) in Florida. Liftoff is currently set to take place 8:40 p.m. EST. The launch window extends for just […]

  • ULA delays upcoming Delta IV launch with GPS IIF 5 satellite

    Jason RhianOctober 19th, 2013

    CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – United Launch Alliance (ULA) has issued a statement regarding the launch delay of a Delta IV Medium+ 4.2 with its Global Positioning Satellite, GPS IIF-5, spacecraft payload. The launch had been slated to take place October 23. However, the launch of a similar Delta IV in October 2012 ran into problems […]