United Launch Alliance’s Delta IV successfully launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Thursday, February 20, 2014, carrying Boeing’s GPS IIF-5 satellite. It is the fifth of twelve in the Block IIF satellites, which are all intended to replace older satellites in the Global Positioning System (GPS). Each satellite has a service life of approximately twelve years.
VACCO Industries supplied ten Metal Mesh Filters to the Delta IV rocket, and also supplied the following hardware to the GPS IIF-5 satellite:
For more details about the Delta IV rocket launch and the GPS IIF-5 satellite, click here.