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SpaceX successfully launched the most powerful GPS satellite





The GPS satellite is the most powerful of the US Air Force built. (AP)


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The GPS satellite is the most powerful of the US Air Force built. (AP)

company SpaceX launched today from Cape Canaveral (Florida) a powerful satellite technology GPS of the United States Air Force and it was completed after four delays.

The satellite Global Positioning System III, also known as Vespucci, departed from a platform of complex 40 of the Cape Canaveral station aboard the rocket Falcon 9 At 8:51 am local time after four frustrated trials, the last one on Saturday, and it should have been postponed due to bad weather conditions.

The satellite began to pave the ground within two hours of launch, according to the company.

The launch of GPS III, number 21 in SpaceX in 2018, is the first to be developed by the private firm with US armed forces, which will be followed by others in the future for national security.

GPS III, according to the private company, "offer positioning services, navigation and synchronization that support important operations from the United States and allies around the world. "

Due to the nature of the mission, this time will not restore part of the rocket to be reused as it has done on other occasions as it landed on a platform located in the sea.

Today's launch comes after four frustrated attempts this week, the first two took place last Tuesday and Wednesday, which were subjected to rocket sensors control Falcon 9while Thursday and Saturday's warning of tornadoes and the strong wins forced to suspend the plans.

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