Delta II/Jason 2 launch, June 20, 2008
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The Jason 2 satellite was launched into polar orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base on a Delta-II rocket at 12:46 A.M. on Friday, June 20.
A sequence of thirty-second exposures of the Delta-II launch.
The upper stage of the Delta-II headed southeast over the Pacific Ocean.
The second stage of the Delta-II burned out just after it exited the frame.
Slideshow of the Delta-II launch.
Panoramic view of nearly the entire launch.
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Comparison with previous Delta-II launches reveals their different trajectories.
The second Italian COSMO-SkyMed mission was launched on a Delta-II booster at 6:31 PM PST on Saturday, December 8, 2007.
The Cloudsat and CALIPSO satellites were launched into orbit by a Delta-II rocket at 3:02:16 AM PDT Friday April 28, 2006.
The NOAA-18 satellite was launched from Vandenberg AFB on a Delta II booster at 3:22 A.M on Friday, May 20, 2005.
NASA's AURA satellite was launched from Vandenberg AFB on a Delta II booster at 3:02 A.M on Thursday, July 15, 2004.
The AQUA spacecraft, part of NASA's Earth Observing System (EOS), was launched from Space Launch Complex 2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base by a Delta-II at 2:54 A.M. on May 4, 2002. This is a three frame composite time exposure taken from the crest of the Santa Ynez Mountains about 35 miles from the launch pad.
Kennedy Space Center Videos presents an overview of the Jason 2 mission.
Video of the separation of the spacecraft from the upper stage of the booster.
More Vandenberg AFB launch photography.
You can buy a 2018 calendar featuring my photographs of rocket launches from Vandenberg Air Force Base.
Photos of thirteen rocket launches from Vandenberg Air Force Base:
Pegasus-XL/Wide-Field Infra-red Explorer (WIRE) March 4, 1999
Atlas-IIAS/Terra December 18, 1999
Delta II/Gravity Probe B, April 20, 2004
Minotaur/Streak September 22, 2005
Titan IV/National Reconnaissance Office satellite, October 19, 2005
Minuteman III, February 16, 2006
Minuteman III, April 2, 2008
Target Launch Vehicle, September 24, 2008
Delta-II/GeoEye 1, September 6, 2008
Delta II/Jason 2, June 20, 2008
Delta II/COSMO-Skymed, October 24, 2008
Taurus/Orbiting Carbon Observatory, February 24, 2009
Delta-II/Worldview 2, October 28, 2009
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