LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Wed Jan 12 2005
United States Air Force

DIF

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

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(6:47 PM UTC)

Launch Window Start

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(6:47 PM UTC)

Launch Window End

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(6:47 PM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

Rocket Details

Name:

Delta II 7925-9.5

Description:

Delta II is an American space launch system developed by McDonnell Douglas, now part of the Delta rocket family operated by United Launch Alliance. With more than 150 missions and a nearly perfect track record, Delta II has established itself as one of the most successful orbital launch systems.

Delta II 7925-9.5 rocket
MISSION OVERVIEW
  • Type: Planetary Science
  • Deep Impact was to fly by Comet 9P/Tempel-1 on 3 July 2005. An impacter it released was to hit the comet on 4 July at 10.2 km/s, producing a crater and ejecta plume that would allow the flyby spacecraft to determine the composition and structure of the comet's nucleus.
COMPLEX OVERVIEW

Location

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Pad

Space Launch Complex 17B