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Roaring to life: 7th-generation GPS satellite blasts off from The Cape

The U.S. Air Force supported the successful launch of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket that roared to life carrying the Air Force's seventh Block IIF-7 navigation satellite for the Global Positioning System at 11:23 p.m. EDT Aug. 1 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The 45th Space Wing team of military personnel, government civilians, and contractors provided support to the ULA launch of the Air Force Space Command mission, including weather forecasts, launch and range operations, security, safety, and public affairs. (U.S. Air Force photo/Shawn Walleck)

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