News Item

Watch the GPS launch

15 May sees the latest GPS launch during the window 2138-2156 UTC - it can be watched on the web.

The Atlas 5 rocket was rolled out to the pad on 14 May. Forecasters predict an 80% chance of favourable conditions for the launch.

The Atlas 5, Centaur upper stage and nose cone housing GPS IIF-4 are an impressive 189 ft (57.6 m) high.

Details of the positioning of the satellite can be found under 'Previous News' below - and the launch can be viewed at the Spaceflight Now or United Launch Alliance links below . .

  • 14 May 2013
  • R and D

Contact Us

The Royal Institute of Navigation
1 Kensington Gore

+44 (0)20 7591 3134

E-Mail Communication

The Royal Institute of Navigation periodically sends out email updates to its membership and those who have subscribed to events and conferences run by the RIN. In doing so, the RIN takes all reasonable precautions to ensure that the emails are only sent to those who have requested them, and that no third party can make unauthorised use of any email address to send out mailings.If you receive unsolicited mail from any address then please inform us at and we will take appropriate action.

Join the RIN

You can apply for any category of RIN membership by completing the online membership application form and paying using our secure credit/debit card payment system.

Join Now