BY JUSTIN RAY
Follow the countdown and launch of a U.S. Air Force Titan 4B rocket with the Milstar 2-F2 communications satellite. Reload this page for the very latest on the mission. We also have a text only version of this page.
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Flight data file
Vehicle: Titan 4B/Centaur
Payload: Milstar 2-F2
Launch date: Feb. 27, 2001
Launch window: 1857-2257 GMT (1:57-5:57 p.m. EST)
Launch site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida
The Air Force Titan 4B rocket blasts off from Cape Canaveral with the fourth Milstar secure military communications satellite.
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As the twin engines of the Titan 4B rocket's first stage are ignited, the two solid rocket boosters burn out and separate.
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The Lockheed Martin Titan 4/Centaur rocket delivers the Milstar satellite into Earth orbit as shown in launch animation.
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Animation shows the Milstar spacecraft at work in orbit relaying secure military communications 22,300 miles above the planet.
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Titan 4 rocket on the pad this morning. Photo: Justin Ray