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US set for GPS IIF-2 satellite launch

US: The GPS IIF-2 satellite, the second in a new family of GPS satellites, will be launched into orbit on July 14, 2011, from Cape Canaveral Airforce Station in Florida, US. It is designed to increase GPS signal accuracy, provide more robust signals for Civilian and Commercial Aviation and improve the military signals to provide better resistance to jamming. The GPS IIF-2 satellite is scheduled to blast off at 6:49 GMT.
The GPS IIF-1 satellite was the first GPS to be launched on the Delta IV Launch Vehicle, all the previous GPS Satellites were launched on Delta II rockets. This rocket is flying in the Delta IV Medium+ configuration with 2 ‘small’ solid rocket boosters to help the rocket get off the launch pad.
Source: PocketGPSWorld