Worldview 2 Launch
October 8, 2009


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A Delta-II booster launched the Worldview 2 satellite from SLC-2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base at 11:51 AM on Thursday, October 8.

Delta II/Worldview 2 Launch, October 8, 2009 Ignition

Delta II/Worldview 2 Launch, October 8, 2009 Four seconds after ignition.

Delta II/Worldview 2 Launch, October 8, 2009 Eight seconds after ignition. Initially, the rocket ascended on the power of its first stage main engine and six solid fuel boosters.

Delta II/Worldview 2 Launch, October 8, 2009 Ten seconds after ignition.

Delta II/Worldview 2 Launch, October 8, 2009 Sixteen seconds after ignition.

Delta II/Worldview 2 Launch, October 8, 2009 Twenty-four seconds after ignition.

Delta II/Worldview 2 Launch, October 8, 2009 Thirty-six seconds after ignition.

Delta II/Worldview 2 Launch, October 8, 2009 Fourty-six seconds after ignition.

Delta II/Worldview 2 Launch, October 8, 2009 One minute, four seconds after ignition.

Delta II/Worldview 2 Launch, October 8, 2009 One minute, fourteen seconds after ignition. After the six ground lit boosters burned out, three nore solid fuel boosters were ignited 1 minute and twelve seconds after launch.

Delta II/Worldview 2 Launch, October 8, 2009 One minute, Eighteen seconds after ignition.

Delta II/Worldview 2 Launch, October 8, 2009 One minute, Twenty-four seconds after ignition.

Delta II/Worldview 2 Launch, October 8, 2009 One minute, Fifty-two seconds after ignition.

Delta II/Worldview 2 Launch, October 8, 2009 Two minutes, Twenty-four seconds after ignition. The air lit boosters burned out 2 minutes and fourteen seconds after launch.

Delta II/Worldview 2 Launch, October 8, 2009 Four minutes, Forty-six seconds after ignition. The first stage main engine cut off four minutes and thirty-eight seconds after launch, followed by the ignition of the second stage engine. Winds aloft quickly twisted the launch exhaust trail.

SLC-3 Atlas-V, October 8, 2009 The first Atlas-V to be launched from Vandenberg AFB is scheduled for launch from Space Launch Complex 3 on Sunday, October 18.


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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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