GPS IIF-8 Rolls Out to Launch Pad
/ Published October 28, 2014
LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- An Atlas V rocket with GPS IIF-8 aboard was rolled out to the launch pad from the Vertical Integration Facility ahead of the satellite's scheduled launch from Cape Canaveral AFS' Space Launch Complex-41, Oct. 28. The launch is set for Oct. 29 with the 18-minute launch window opening at 1:21 p.m. EDT. GPS IIF-8 is the 8th in a series of next generation GPS satellites and the 4th GPS IIF to be launched in 2014. It will join a worldwide timing and navigation system utilizing 24 satellites in six different planes, with a minimum of four satellites per plane positioned in orbit approximately 11,000 miles above the Earth's surface.