Event Type: LAUNCH
• Rocket: Delta IV Medium+ (4,2)
• Mission: Global Positioning System III SV-2
• Launch Date: Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019
• Launch Time: 27-minute launch window opens at 9 a.m. EDT
• Launch Location: Space Launch Complex-37, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
Mission Information: United Launch Alliance will use an Delta IV rocket to launch the second Global Positioning System III (GPS III) satellite built by Lockheed Martin for the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center. GPS III represents the next step in modernization of the worldwide navigation network with a new generation of advanced satellites offering improved accuracy, better anti-jam resiliency and a new signal for civil users.
Launch Notes: GPS III SV02 will be the 29th and final flight of the Delta IV Medium rocket, the 73rd GPS launch by a ULA or heritage vehicle and marks ULA's 135th mission.