Press Release

GPS IIF-9 Launch Team to Hold Media Teleconference

By SpaceRef Editor
March 18, 2015
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LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE, El Segundo, Calif. — The Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF-9 government/contractor mission launch team will host a media teleconference on March 20 at 10 a.m. PDT/ 11 a.m. MDT/ noon CDT/ 1 p.m.  EDT to discuss the upcoming launch scheduled for March 25 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.

The launch support team will discuss details of the launch and will be available for questions.

Team members who will be on the teleconference include: Brig. Gen. Bill Cooley, director of the Space and Missile Systems Center’s Global Positioning System Directorate; Col. Kent Nickle, GPS IIF-9 mission director; Lt. Col. Tom Stemarie, deputy commander, 45th Operations Group, 45th Space Wing; Munzir Badawi, Boeing’s GPS IIF program manager; and Ron Fortson, United Launch Alliance’s director of mission management.

Media representatives wishing to participate in this media event should R.S.V.P. to the SMC Public Affairs Office by sending an e-mail to by COB, March 19. Advance questions on this topic can also be submitted to the e-mail address listed above.

Media representatives who would like to submit questions or interview a subject matter expert about the GPS satellite program should send an e-mail to the above address or call 310-653-2377.


SpaceRef staff editor.