WATCH: SpaceX launches GPS satellite for U.S. Space Force

CAPE CANAVERAL SFS, Fla. — A Falcon 9 rocket carrying a GPS satellite for the U.S. Space Force lifted off from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station Wednesday morning.


SpaceX officials launched of the GPS III SV06, called Amelia Earhart, at 7:24 a.m. on Jan. 18.

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Following the launch, the Falcon 9 first-stage booster landed on the “A Shortfall of Gravitas” droneship, stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.

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The booster for this mission was previously used to launch SpaceX’s Crew-5 mission.

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Matt Reeser

Matt Reeser, WFTV.com

Matt Reeser joined WFTV in 1998 as a news photographer and has worked for television stations in Kentucky and West Virginia.