Spaceflight Now Home



The Mission




Rocket: Delta 2 (7925)
Payload: Kepler
Date: March 6, 2009
Time: 10:49 p.m. EST
Site: SLC-17B, Cape Canaveral, Florida

Mission Status Center

Photos: Tower rollback

Kepler video coverage

High definition video

Daily launch windows

Launch events timeline

Ground track map

Kepler's solar orbit

Delta 2 fact sheet

Pre-launch flow

Launch Complex 17

Our Delta archive




Kepler Launch Windows

Two launch opportunities are available each evening for the Delta 2 rocket to lift off from Cape Canaveral carrying NASA's Kepler spacecraft. The opportunities last approximately three minutes each.

The first window would send the rocket on a flight azimuth of 93 degrees, reaching a preliminary orbit inclined 28.5 degrees to the equator about 10 minutes after liftoff.

The second window would send the rocket on a flight azimuth of 99 degrees, reaching a preliminary orbit inclined 29.3 degrees to the equator about 10 minutes after liftoff.


DATE OF
COUNTDOWN...FIRST WINDOW.........SECOND WINDOW

March 5.....10:48:43 p.m. EST....11:16:34 p.m. EST

March 6.....10:49:57 p.m. EST....11:17:44 p.m. EST

March 7.....10:48:20 p.m. EST....11:16:08 p.m. EST

March 8.....11:47:14 p.m. EDT....12:14:07 a.m. EDT

March 9.....11:47:54 p.m. EDT....12:15:47 a.m. EDT

March 10....11:48:51 p.m. EDT....12:16:43 a.m. EDT

March 11....11:49:39 p.m. EDT....12:17:31 a.m. EDT

March 12....11:50:17 p.m. EDT....12:18:09 a.m. EDT

March 13....11:50:45 p.m. EDT....12:18:36 a.m. EDT

MISSION STATUS CENTER

INDEX | PLUS | NEWS ARCHIVE | LAUNCH SCHEDULE
ASTRONOMY NOW | STORE

ADVERTISE

© 2014 Spaceflight Now Inc.