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CAPE CANAVERAL (CBSMiami) – It was a successful launch for SpaceX at Cape Canaveral earlier Thursday afternoon.

SpaceX launched the GPS III Satellite aboard the Falcon 9 rocket.

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Built by Lockheed Martin, the upgraded GPS satellite is some of the most sophisticated spacecraft ever built.

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They are designed to send back more powerful signals for improved accuracy.

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This marks the 19th launch this year for SpaceX and its Falcon 9 rocket. Team