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Air Force set to launch next-to-last GPS IIF satellite

Appearing to rise out of the grass, an Atlas V 401 launch vehicle with GPS IIF-11 satellite aboard is rolled from the Vertical Integration Facility to Space Launch Complex-41 in anticipation of a Saturday afternoon launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The launch window opens Oct. 31 at 12:13 EDT (9:13 a.m. PDT). This is the second to last GPS IIF launch in a series of 12 spacecraft. The gray structure in the distance just to the left of the red construction crane is a new Crew Access Tower, currently nearing completion for future use by astronauts with the Boeing CST-100 manned spacecraft, slated for first flight in December 2017. (Photo courtesy United Launch Alliance).

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