Delta 2 launches GPS 2R-19M
3/15/08 ~ 2:10am


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A Boeing/United Launch Alliance Delta 2 rocket launches the sixth modernized Global Positioning System satellite, 2R-19M, into orbit 11,000 miles above the Earth on March 3 at 2:10am EDT. It was the 19th in the 'replacement' or 'R' series of GPS satellites launched since 1997 and the 58th GPS satellite overall to date.

<--- GPS 2R-17M                                                 GLAST (Fermi) --->
Remaining shots taken 1.5 miles from the pad, the closest launch viewing in this hemisphere:
After and before fueling, Delta 2 stands ready: