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GPS IIF-8 Launch

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The next GPS launch is scheduled for 29 October from Cape Canaveral.

An Atlas V 401 will launch the Boeing GPS IIF-8 satelite - the 8th of a batch of 12 'F' follow-on replacement spacecraft - from Space Launch Complex (SLC)-41 on 29 October at 1321 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) or 1721 UTC; the launch window lasts for 18 minutes.

GPS IIF-8 - assigned SVN-69/PRN-03 - is due to replace SVN-51 in the E plane slot 1. SVN-51 will be re-phased from E1 to an auxiliary node.

The current satellite SVN-38/PRN-08 will be taken out of the operational constellation as IIF-8 (SVN-69) is commissioned, permitting the new SVN-69 to use the code PRN-08. The old SVN-38 was launched on 5 November 1997, successfully serving almost 17 years - 9.5 years beyond its designed service life.

The IIF-8 launch can be viewed on a live webcast opening at 1301 EDT (1701 UTC) at the link below . .


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