LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Sat Jun 30 2001
United States Air Force

WMAP

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

June 30, 2001 at 3:46 PM EDT

(June 30, 2001 at 7:46 PM UTC)

Launch Window Start

June 30, 2001 at 3:46 PM EDT

(June 30, 2001 at 7:46 PM UTC)

Launch Window End

June 30, 2001 at 3:46 PM EDT

(June 30, 2001 at 7:46 PM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Planetary Science
    • MAP was to measure fluctuations in the cosmic 3 Kelvin microwave background with the degree of precision required to answer questions about the big bang and the total mass and fate of the universe.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

    Pad

    Space Launch Complex 17B