Follow the countdown and launch of the Boeing Delta 2 rocket with five replacement satellites for the Iridium communications system. Reload this page for the very latest on the mission. Use our text only page for faster downloads.

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Flight Data File
Vehicle: Delta 2 (7920-10C)
Payload: Iridium
Launch date: Feb. 11, 2002
Launch time: 1743:44 GMT (12:43:44 p.m. EST)
Launch site: SLC-2W, Vandenberg AFB, Calif.
Satellite broadcast: Galaxy 11, Transponder 13, Ku-band, Freq: 11960 V

Pre-launch briefing
Launch timeline - Chart with times and descriptions of events to occur during the launch.

Launch windows - Listing of the available times to launch in coming days.

Orbit trace - Maps showing the ground track for the launch.

Delta 2 rocket - Overview of the Delta 2 7920-model rocket used in this launch.

Iridium - Technical description of Iridium spacecraft.

SLC-2W - The launch pad where Delta rockets fly from Vandenberg.

Delta directory - See our coverage of preview Delta rocket flights.