Friday, May 16, 2014

GPS 2F-6 Delta 4 Sunset launch

A lovely sunset launch that we watched from our balcony because we had to leave for my championship hockey game right after the launch. I took a ton of photos, but the best was a panorama from my iPhone.

GPS 2F-6 making it's way into space as the sun sets

Colorful launch with the setting sun of GPS 2F-6 on a Delta 4

Panorama with the GPS 2F-6 riding a Delta 4 away from the sunset in Cape Canaveral

The official stats:
May 16/17 Delta 4  •  GPS 2F-6
Launch time: 0003 GMT on 17th (8:03 p.m. EDT on 16th)
Launch site: SLC-37B, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

A United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket deployed the Air Force's sixth Block 2F navigation satellite for the Global Positioning System. The rocket flew in the Medium+ (4,2) configuration with two solid rocket boosters. Scrubbed on May 15 by weather. See our Mission Status Center. [May 16]


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