The company SpaceX today launched a satellite with powerful technology from Cape Canaveral (Florida) GPS of the United States Air Force, which was finalized after four postponements.
The satellite Global Positioning System III, also known as Vespucci, took off from a platform of Complex 40 of the station of Cape Canaveral aboard the rocket Falcon 9 at 8:51 pm local time after four failed attempts, the last on Saturday and which should have been postponed due to poor weather conditions.
The satellite began orbiting Earth two hours after launch, the company said.
The launch of SpaceX's GPS III, number 21 in 2018, is the first private company to develop with the US Armed Forces and will be followed by others in the future related to National Security.
The GPS III, according to the private company "offers positioning services, navigation and synchronization that support vital operations the United States and allies around the world. "
Due to the nature of the mission, this time the company will not recover a part of the rocket to be reused again, as happened on other occasions when it landed on a platform placed in the ocean.
Today's launch comes after four failed attempts this week, the first two took place last Tuesday and Wednesday, which were postponed to check the rocket sensors Falcon 9, while on Thursday and Saturday the warning of tornadoes and the strong winds forced the suspension of the plans.
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