Atlas 5 rocket on the pad for GPS launch

The United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket was transported from its assembly building to the pad at Cape Canaveral's Complex 41 on Tuesday morning. Liftoff carrying the Global Positioning System 2F-4 satellite is scheduled for Wednesday at 5:38 p.m. EDT.

See our Mission Status Center for the latest news on the launch.

Photo credit: Walter Scriptunas II/Spaceflight Now

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