WATCH: SpaceX launches GPS satellite aboard Falcon 9 rocket for Space Force

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX launched a Global Positioning System satellite for the U.S. Space Force on Thursday afternoon.

A Falcon 9 rocket launched the fifth GPS III satellite from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station’s Launch Complex 40.

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The company is reusing a booster that launched the GPS III-4 satellite in November 2020.

This is the fifth GPS III satellite of a series of 10 for the military.

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The launched happened at 12:09 p.m.

Watch video of the launch above.

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See photos from a previous Space Coast launch below or by clicking here:

Katlyn Brieskorn,

Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.