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ULA Launches Next-Gen GPS Satellite From Cape Canaveral

Photo: ULA

An Atlas V rocket launched successfully from Cape Canaveral Wednesday.

It was the first launch from the space coast since a SpaceX rocket exploded last month.

The Atlas V carried a next generation global positioning system satellite manufactured by Boeing into orbit.

It joins a network of satellites used for military and civilian use and it’s the tenth satellite to head to orbit to update the current GPS network. A total of 12 satellites will be launched for the upgrade.

It was the first of two missions this month for the commercial space venture, United Launch Alliance. ULA plans to launch a military navigation satellite next week.

GPS IIF Satellite. Photo: Boeing

GPS IIF Satellite. Photo: Boeing

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Brendan Byrne

About Brendan Byrne

Space Reporter and 'Intersection' Producer

Brendan covers space news for WMFE, everything from rocket launches to the latest scientific discoveries in our universe. He hosts "Are We There Yet?", WMFE's space exploration podcast He also helps produce WMFE's twice-weekly public affairs show "Intersection," working with host Matthew Peddie to shape the ... Read Full Bio »