USAF plans to launch the Boeing-built GPS IIF satellite aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta IV from Cape Canaveral AFS, Fla., May 21 shortly before midnight—the window is 11:25 p.m. to 11:43 p.m. EDT. A problem with some ground support equipment delayed by a day the launch of this first Block IIF, one of 12 being built by Boeing. Here, Boeing technicians examine GPS IIF-1 as it undergoes final preparations for its February shipment to Cape Canaveral. The satellite was placed in a special frame designed to protect its antennas during shipping.
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