GPS IIF will provide improved navigational accuracy through advanced atomic clocks, a longer design life than previous GPS satellites. United Launch Alliance courtesy photo
Oct. 29, 2015 By Ryan Maass (UPI)
LOS ANGELES -- The U.S. Air Force Space Command is preparing to launch the 11th Boeing-built Global Positioning System IIF satellite on Friday. The satellite will launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401 vehicle from Cap Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The Global Positioning System IIF-series satellite (GPS IIF) aims to provide improved navigational accuracy. Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, the Space and Missile Systems Center commander and Air Force program executive officer for space, says the satellite plays a key role in modernizing space-based capabilities for GPS users around the world.