BY JUSTIN RAY
Follow the countdown and launch of the Boeing Delta 2 rocket with NASA's Aqua spacecraft. Reload this page for the very latest on the mission.
Launch timeline - Chart with times and descriptions of events to occur during the launch.
Orbit trace - Maps showing the ground track for the launch.
Aqua - General overview of this NASA spacecraft.
Science goals - Aqua's science objectives and mission goals.
Satellite instruments - Description of each of the six instruments on Aqua.
Delta 2 rocket - Overview of the Delta 2 7920-model rocket used in this launch.
SLC-2W - The launch pad where Delta rockets fly from Vandenberg.
Delta directory - See our coverage of preview Delta rocket flights.
Flight Data File
Vehicle: Delta 2 (7920-10L)
Launch date: May 4, 2002
Launch time: 0954:58-1004:58 GMT (5:54:58-6:04:58 a.m. EDT)
Launch site: SLC-2W, Vandenberg AFB, Calif.
Satellite broadcast: GE-2, Transponder 9, C-band