Latest GPS 2F Satellite Has Entered Service


WASHINGTON — A U.S. Air Force GPS positioning, navigation and timing satellite launched in March is now in service.

The GPS 2F-9 satellite, launched March 25 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, on a United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket, is now part of the operational constellation of GPS navigation satellites.

The satellite is the ninth of 12 Block 2F satellites that Boeing Defense, Space and Security has built for the U.S. Air Force, with the final three slated for launch by early 2016.