Delta II 7320-10C
SMAP, FIREBIRD II A, FIREBIRD II B, GRIFEX, ExoCube

Delta II 7320-10C | SMAP, FIREBIRD II A, FIREBIRD II B, GRIFEX, ExoCube

United Launch Alliance launch of a Delta II 7320-10C Rocket

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United Launch Alliance was scheduled to launch a Delta II 7320-10C rocket as part of the SMAP, FIREBIRD II A, FIREBIRD II B, GRIFEX, ExoCube mission. The launch window for the Earth Science mission was on Sat, Jan 31st, 2015, 9:22 AM EST from Space Launch Complex 2W, Vandenberg AFB, CA. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Delta II 7320-10C and experience the excitement for yourself.

Mission

SMAP, FIREBIRD II A, FIREBIRD II B, GRIFEX, ExoCube

SMAP is an Earth satellite mission designed to measure and map Earth’s soil moisture and freeze/thaw state to better understand terrestrial water, carbon and energy cycles.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

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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