spacetoday.net: space news from around the webin association with SpaceNews

Delta 4 launches GPS satellite
Posted: Fri, May 28, 2010, 7:12 AM ET (1112 GMT)
Delta 4 launch of GPS 2F-1 (ULA) A Delta 4 launched the first of a new generation of GPS satellites late Thursday after several earlier attempts were scrubbed. The Delta 4 Medium+ (4,2) lifted off on schedule at 11:00 pm EDT Thursday (0300 GMT Friday) from Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral and placed the GPS 2F-1 satellite into medium Earth orbit about three and a half hours later. The launch had been scheduled for last week but was postponed by technical issues with the satellite and launcher. The spacecraft is the first in the Block 2F series of GPS satellites, built by Boeing, feature a new civil signal, increased accuracy, enhanced signal power for better resistance to jamming attempts, and a 12-year service life. The launch was also the first time a GPS satellite has been launched on an EELV; GPS satellites had previously been launched for many years on Delta 2 rockets, which are now being phased out.
<<previous article   next article>>
news in brief
China launches circumlunar mission
Posted: Sat, Oct 25 10:39 AM ET (1439 GMT)

Russian cosmonauts speed through EVA
Posted: Thu, Oct 23 6:02 AM ET (1002 GMT)

news links
Saturday, October 25
SpaceX Plans to Start Reusing Rockets Next Year
Technology Review — 6:42 pm ET (2242 GMT)
SpaceX Dragon Comes Home After Space Mouse Delivery
NBCNews.com — 6:38 pm ET (2238 GMT)
S&T to co-host international Earth and Space Conference in St. Louis
Rolla (MO) Daily News — 6:31 pm ET (2231 GMT)


about spacetoday.net   ·   info@spacetoday.net   ·   mailing list