Delta IV Lofts GPS IIF-5 Satellite

A Delta IV launches into the night sky carrying GPS IIF-5 on Feb. 20. (Photo: United Launch Alliance, LLC)

A Delta IV rocket launched GPS IIF-5 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Feb. 20.

“I’m very pleased to announce the successful launch of Delta IV and its GPS IIF-5 satellite,” said Ray Johnson, vice president of Space Launch Operations. “The vehicle lifted off of Space Launch Complex 37 here at the Cape right at the end of the launch window at 8:59 p.m.”

This was the 25th successful launch of a Delta IV. The vehicle flew in the Delta IV M+(4,2) configuration, meaning it had two strap-on solid rocket motors and a four-meter payload fairing.

“The Delta IV flight was very clean with no significant flight issues,” Johnson said. “Congratulations to both the Delta IV and the GPS teams.”