Leftover Delta 2 rocket to go on display at Kennedy Space Center
Early morning launch closes book on Delta 2 legacy spanning nearly 30 years
Engineers say goodbye to society-changing Delta 2 rocket
Live coverage: Final Delta 2 rocket launches from California
Scientists eager to renew global ice measurements with ICESat 2 mission
The satellite awaiting launch early Saturday from California aboard the final flight of the venerable Delta 2 rocket should allow scientists to more precisely track changes in our planet’s ice sheets, using six green laser beams to chart the height and slope of polar ice and glaciers, providing a key input into climate change research.
Installation of ice-measuring satellite caps assembly of last Delta 2 rocket
Photos: Final Delta 2 rocket assembled for launch in California
Tanking test marks resumption of Delta 2 rocket’s final launch campaign
NASA gears up for brisk launch pace, starting with weather satellite
Engineers at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center tasked with overseeing launches of scientific satellites and interplanetary probes will be responsible later this year for ensuring six major missions safely get into space over a span of a little more than six months, beginning with the launch of NOAA’s new GOES-S weather observatory on an Atlas 5 rocket March 1.