Spaceflight Now: Delta launch report


November 10, 2000 -- Follow the countdown and launch of a Boeing Delta 2 rocket with the U.S. Air Force's GPS 2R-6 navigation satellite. Reload this page for the very latest on the mission.

Video vault
The Boeing Delta 2 rocket lifts off from pad 17A carrying the GPS 2R-6 satellite for the U.S. Air Force.
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Delta 2 lifts off. Photo: Boeing

Mission patch
The mission patch designed by the U.S. Air Force.

Flight Data File
Vehicle: Delta 2 (7925)
Payload: GPS 2R-6 (SVN 41)
Launch date: Nov. 10, 2000
Launch window: 1714-1740 GMT (12:14-12:40 p.m. EST)
Launch site: SLC-17A, Cape Canaveral, Fla.

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

Delta 2 rocket - Overview of the Delta 2 7925-model rocket used to launch GPS satellites.

Global Positioning System - Description of the U.S. Air Force's space-based navigation network.

GPS constellation - Chart shows the current status of the orbiting GPS satellite fleet.