Spaceflight Now: Delta launch report

Launch Hazard Area
Posted: January 26, 2001

Map: U.S. Air Force
Remain CLEAR from the Launch Hazard Area outlined in the above map from 12:30 a.m. EST thru 4:00 a.m. EST on January 30, 2001. This information is also available by calling 1-800-470-7232.

United States Coast Guard broadcasts this launch information on Marine Band Channel 16.

Launch of a Delta 2 booster carrying a Global Positioning System satellite is scheduled during a window from 2:43 a.m. to 3:11 a.m. EST.

For their safety, mariners are asked to remain clear of the LHA beginning two hours prior to the opening of the launch period, and stay clear of the area until one and one half hours after the period closes.

The LHA extends approximately 16 miles North of Port Canaveral, and 70 miles East of the port.

Persons entering an active Launch Hazard Area should be aware that severe civil and criminal penalties are authorized to punish violators. In accordance with Title 33, United States Cede, Section 1232, the maximum penalty is six years confinement and a $250,000 fine.

Flight Data File
Vehicle: Delta 2 (7925)
Payload: GPS 2R-7
Launch date: Jan. 30, 2001
Launch window: 0743-0811 GMT (2:43-3:11 a.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.

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