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Video: SFI launch highlights for GPS IIF-12

Launch of GPS IIF-12 on ULA Atlas V 401 from Cape Canaveral's SLC-41 photo credit Michael Howard / SpaceFlight Insider

Photo Credit: Mike Howard / SpaceFlight Insider

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 final Block IIF GPS (GPS IIF-12) satellite to orbit – and we captured the flight in all its spectacular glory.

Video courtesy of SpaceFlight Insider


Jason Rhian spent several years honing his skills with internships at NASA, the National Space Society and other organizations. He has provided content for outlets such as: Aviation Week & Space Technology,, The Mars Society and Universe Today.

Reader Comments

The Spacex videos are more fun because they show so much more. I guess that’s a problem of access.

I’m gonna say the SpaceX videos are more fun for you because you’re a SpaceX fan. SpaceX is atrocious in how it treats the media. My friends in the press tell me Musk doesn’t let the press go to the pad. ULA, Orbital ATK & NASA do.
Anyone who bothers to compare SFI’s ULA and SpaceX videos can see that SpaceX’s restrictions severely limit what they can bring to you to a lousy acre OUTSIDE the pad.
You’re correct, SpaceX does have a rather bad problem with the lack of access it provides the media. I guess they’re worried since their stuff keeps blowing up.

Nice job by all

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