Air Force Photos

Technicians prepare to close up a Global Positioning System IIF-series satellite within a 4-meter diameter protective payload fairing during final encapsulation Oct. 21 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. GPS IIF satellites provide improved signals that will enhance the precise global positioning, navigation and timing services supporting both the warfighter and the growing civilian needs of our global economy. The Air Force and its mission partners are scheduled to launch GPS IIF-11 aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401 launch vehicle Oct. 30 from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral AFS, Fla. (United Launch Alliance courtesy photo)

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