Vice President Mike Pence To Visit Cape Canaveral For SpaceX Rocket Launch On Tuesday, Dec. 18

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BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – Vice President Mike Pence announced that he will be visiting Cape Canaveral for SpaceX’s rocket launch on Tuesday, December 18.

Pence said he is visiting to watch the launch of the first Lockheed Martin-built Global Positioning Systems (GPS) III satellite, carried by SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket.

The Falcon 9 rocket launch will carry the satellite and deploy it, shortly after liftoff.

GPS III will deliver innovative and resilient capability aligned with the Space and Missile Systems Center’s SMC 2.0 initiative.

SMC 2.0 focuses on speed, innovation, and partnerships with foreign allies and commercial space companies to deliver capability to the warfighter.

Launch window is set to open at 9:11 a.m. ET.

Coverage of the launch can be seen on Space Coast Daily TV.

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