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A Falcon 9 launch vehicle carrying the third GPS III satellite, also known as satellite vehicle 03, lifts off from Space Launch Complex - 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., June 30. The first-stage booster of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Launch Vehicle was successfully recovered approximately 20 minutes after liftoff by the company’s autonomous drone ship. This launch marks the first NSSL mission where a launch provider has attempted to recovered flight hardware. The satellite will join the current GPS constellation comprised of 31-operational spacecraft, and will be the 22nd military code-capable satellite added to the fleet. (Photo courtesy of SpaceX)

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