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Delta 2 launches GPS satellite
Posted: Tue, Jan 30, 2001, 2:37 PM ET (1937 GMT)
Delta 2 launch A Boeing Delta 2 booster successfully launched an Air Force Navstar GPS satellite early Tuesday. The rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida on schedule at 2:43 am EST (0743 GMT) and placed into an elliptical transfer orbit the GPS 2R-7 spacecraft. The spacecraft will enter service next month, joining 28 other GPS satellites in orbit that provide high-precision navigation information. The launch was the seventh in a series of 21 planned Block 2R GPS satellites, and it was also the first of 11 Delta 2 launches scheduled for 2001.
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