Photo Gallery: Delta 2 launches GPS 2R-4
Posted: May 11, 2000
A Boeing Delta 2 rocket launches a needed replacement satellite for the U.S. Air Force's Global Positioning System on May 10 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Images: Boeing TV/Spaceflight Now.
The Boeing Delta 2 rocket lifts off on May 10 from pad 17A at Cape Canaveral carrying the GPS 2R-4 satellite for the U.S. Air Force.
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The Delta 2 rocket's three air-lit solid rocket boosters are ignited and the six ground-start motors are jettisoned.
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A time-lapsed movie shows the 12-story mobile service tower being rolled away from the Boeing Delta 2 rocket at launch pad 17A on April 21.
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Animation depicts the GPS satellites and the Global Positioning System orbital constellation.
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Flight Data File
Vehicle: Delta 2 (7925)
Payload: GPS 2R-4
Launch date: May 11, 2000
Launch window: 0148-0217 GMT (9:48-10:17 p.m. EDT on 10th)
Launch site: SLC-17A, Cape Canaveral, Fla.
Launch Preview - Our story gives a complete report on the upcoming launch.
Launch timeline - Chart with times and descriptions of events to occur during the launch.
Orbit trace - A map shows the launch track for the mission.
Delta 2 rocket - Overview of the Delta 2 7925-model rocket used to launch GPS satellites.
Global Positioning System - Description of the U.S. Air Force's space-based navigation network.
GPS constellation - Chart shows the current status of the orbiting GPS satellite fleet.
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