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GPS III Space Vehicle 01 Mission

On Sunday, December 23rd at 5:51 a.m. PST, SpaceX successfully launched the United States Air Force’s first Global Positioning System III space vehicle (SV) from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The satellite was deployed to its intended orbit approximately 1 hour and 56 minutes after liftoff. Due to mission requirements, SpaceX did not attempt to land Falcon 9’s first stage after launch. You can watch a replay of the launch webcast below and find out more about the mission in our press kit.