Dec 23, 2018

WATCH LIVE: SpaceX to Launch Falcon 9 Rocket #GPS III-1 #2018Finale @8:51am EST

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For its 2018 finale, A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the U.S. Air Force’s first third-generation navigation satellite for the Global Positioning System (GPS 3–01) from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

Liftoff window begins at 8:51 a.m. EST (1351 GMT).

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On Tuesday morning SpaceX will attempt to launch what the company and the Air Force are calling an “historic” mission from Cape Canaveral.

The launch will be SpaceX’s first of a national security mission, carrying the first in a new generation of satellites modernizing the Global Positioning System.

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