Delta II 7420-10 | ICESat-2

United Launch Alliance launch of a Delta II 7420-10 Rocket

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United Launch Alliance was scheduled to launch a Delta II 7420-10 rocket as part of the ICESat-2 mission. The launch window for the Earth Science mission was on Sat, Sep 15th, 2018, 8:46 AM EDT from Space Launch Complex 2W, Vandenberg AFB, CA. The status of the launch was Success with a 100% chance for favorable weather conditions. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Delta II 7420-10 and experience the excitement for yourself.

Mission

ICESat-2

ICESat-2 (Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite 2) is a NASA Earth observation mission for measuring ice sheet elevation and sea ice freeboard, as well as land topography and vegetation characteristics.

Location

Space Launch Complex 2W, Vandenberg AFB, CA

Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA

Rocket

Delta II

Delta II is an American space launch system developed by McDonnell Douglas, now part of the Delta rocket family operated by United Launch Alliance. With more than 150 missions and a nearly perfect track record, Delta II has established itself as one of the most successful orbital launch systems.

United Launch Alliance

United Launch Alliance (ULA) is a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Space Systems and Boeing Defense, Space & Security. ULA was formed in December 2006 by combining the teams at these companies which provide spacecraft launch services to the government of the United States. ULA launches from both coasts of the US. They launch their Atlas V vehicle from LC-41 in Cape Canaveral and LC-3E at Vandeberg. Their Delta IV launches from LC-37 at Cape Canaveral and LC-6 at Vandenberg.

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