A U.S. Air Force GPS IIF-9 satellite launches aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket into semi-synchronous orbit. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) United Launch Alliance sent the GPS IIF-9 satellite into a semi-synchronous orbit from Cape Canaveral, Florida on Wednesday. In a statement from the United Launch Alliance, "GPS satellites serve and protect our warfighters by providing navigational assistance for U.S. military operations on land, at sea, and in the air. Civilian users around the world also use and depend on GPS for highly accurate time, location, and velocity information." As a result of the GPS satellite launch, the next generation satellite is expected to enhance accuracy and strengthen signals and performance for users, including U.S. Air Force personnel and civilians.