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I think a Celebration is in order

 
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MrFixit246
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2004 3:37 pm    Post subject: I think a Celebration is in order Reply with quote

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U.S. Delta 2 Rocket Launches 50th GPS Satellite

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - The 50th U.S. Global Positioning Satellite lifted off aboard a Boeing Delta 2 rocket on Saturday.
The $45 million satellite, with the words "Lighthouse in the Sky" painted on its side, was built by Lockheed Martin Space Systems for the U.S. Air Force Space Command.
The Space Command runs the constellation of GPS satellites used by every branch of the U.S. armed forces as well as motorists, campers, sailors and amateur astronomers around the world to fix their exact positions on the globe.
Weather was perfect for the 12:53 p.m. liftoff. Air Force weather officers gave an unusual 100 percent prediction of clear skies.
The launch was delayed 12 minutes by a momentary pressure increase in the rocket's first-stage nitrogen system, Boeing officials said.
The countdown clock was quickly reset and the Delta 2 sped off the launch pad at Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
Delta officials reported 14 minutes after liftoff that the satellite was in its initial orbit.
The satellite will replace an 11-year-old GPS satellite nearing the end of its useful life.


Maybe my GPS will read better in the woods

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2004 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keep launching them. More revenue for the company. Smile
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