GALEX launch timeline
Updated: April 24, 2003
Data source: Orbital Sciences
Flight data file
Vehicle: Pegasus XL
Launch date: April 28, 2003
Launch window: 7:50-9:50 a.m. EDT (1150-1350 GMT)
Mission staging site: Cape Canaveral, Florida
Satellite broadcast: AMC 2, Transponder 9, C-band
Mission preview - Our story providing an overview of this launch.
Launch timeline - Chart with times and descriptions of events to occur during the launch.
GALEX spacecraft - A technical look at the Galaxy Evolution Explorer.
Telescope - Description of the telescope at the heart of GALEX.
Science goals - A look at the GALEX mission objectives.
Galaxies - Article on why study how galaxies form.
Pegasus XL rocket - Overview of this air-launched rocket.
Pegasus directory - See our coverage of previous Pegasus rocket flights.
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