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Live Broadcast: Delta IV GPS III Magellan

Watch live as ULA's Delta IV rocket lifts off from Cape Canaveral with the GPS III SV02 "Magellan" mission for the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems C...

GPS III SV02 "Magellan"

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Overview

Destination: Medium Earth Orbit
Mission: Navigation

Medium Earth Orbit Space Launch Complex 37B Cape Canaveral, FL, USA Probability: 80% #GPSIIISV02

GPS-IIIA (Global Positioning System) is the first evolution stage of the third generation of the GPS satellites. It consists of the first ten (known as "tranche") of GPS III satellites.

Delta IV M+(4,2)

Family:
Configuration: M+(4,2)

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Specifications
  • Stages
    2
  • Length
    66.2 m
  • Diameter
    5.0 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    292 T
  • Thrust
    4200 kN
Family
  • Name
    Delta IV M+(4,2)
  • Family
  • Variant
    M+(4,2)
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Delta IV M+(4,2)
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $350000000
  • Low Earth Orbit
    11920 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    6270 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

United Launch Alliance

United Launch Alliance

(ULA)

CEO: Tory Bruno Founded: 2006 Successes: 162 Failures: 0 Pending: 45

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United Launch Alliance (ULA) is a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Space Systems and Boeing Defense, Space & Security. ULA was formed in December 2006 by combining the teams at these companies which provide spacecraft launch services to the government of the United States. ULA launches from both coasts of the US. They launch their Atlas V vehicle from LC-41 in Cape Canaveral and LC-3E at Vandeberg. Their Delta IV launches from LC-37 at Cape Canaveral and LC-6 at Vandenberg.

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