|Delta 2 launches GPS 2R-17M
10/17/07 ~ 8:23am
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A Boeing/United Launch Alliance Delta 2 rocket launches the fourth modernized Global Positioning System satellite, 2R-17M, into orbit 11,000 miles above the Earth on October 17 at 8:23am EDT. It was the 17th in the 'replacement' or 'R' series of GPS satellites launched since 1997 and the 56th GPS satellite overall to date.
<--- Dawn GPS 2R-19M --->
|A shockwave forms as the Delta 2 nears Mach 1:|
|The rocket's shadow is cast on the shock:|
|The six ground-lit SRBs fall into the ocean after jettison:|