Delta-II/Wide-Field Infra-red Survey Explorer launch
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A Delta-II booster launched the Wide-Field Infra-red Survey Explorer (WISE) satellite from SLC-2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base at 6:09 AM on Monday, December 14.
The upper stage climbed into sunlight shortly before burnout leaving a brilliantly lit exhaust trail.
Ten minutes later the exhaust trail had stretched across the southern sky.
More Vandenberg AFB launch photography.
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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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