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Mission preview - Our in-depth story previewing this launch of the first Delta 4-Heavy.

Launch timeline - Chart with times and descriptions of events to occur during the launch.

Launch Hazard Area - Map showing the restricted area around Cape Canaveral during launch.

Delta 4-Heavy - Overview of this heavy-lift rocket in the Delta 4 family.

DemoSat - Description of the satellite simulator and two nanosats being flown on this launch.

Pre-launch flow - Illustration of the rocket checkout and assembly at Cape facilities.

D4-H archive - Collection of past stories and pictures of the Delta 4-Heavy.

Delta directory - See our coverage of previous Delta rocket flights.




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Gallery: Debut launch of Delta 4-Heavy rocket
Posted: December 21, 2004


The Boeing Delta 4-Heavy rocket launches from Cape Canaveral on its test flight. Credit: Ben Cooper/Spaceflight Now
 

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