LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Mon Aug 25 2003
United States Air Force

Spitzer Space Telescope

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

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(5:35 AM UTC)

Launch Window Start

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(5:35 AM UTC)

Launch Window End

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(5:35 AM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

Rocket Details

Name:

Delta II 7920H

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 7920H rocket
MISSION OVERVIEW
  • Type: Astrophysics
  • The Spitzer Space Telescope was an infared space telescope with a planned mission period of 2.5 years - which actually stayed fully operational until 2009.
COMPLEX OVERVIEW

Location

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Pad

Space Launch Complex 17B