Spaceflight Now: Delta launch report


January 30, 2001 -- Follow the countdown and launch of a Boeing Delta 2 rocket with the U.S. Air Force's GPS 2R-7 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-7 satellite for the U.S. Air Force.
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Mission patch
The mission patch designed by the U.S. Air Force.

Flight Data File
Vehicle: Delta 2 (7925)
Payload: GPS 2R-7 (SVN 54)
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.

Restricted zone - Map outlining the Launch Hazard Area where mariners should remain clear for the liftoff.

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.