Spaceflight Now: Delta launch report


May 18, 2001 -- Follow the countdown and launch of a Boeing Delta 2 rocket with the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office's GeoLITE satellite. Reload this page for the very latest on the mission.

Delta 2 rocket darts away from pad 17B. Photo: Justin Ray/Spaceflight Now

Flight Data File
Vehicle: Delta 2 (7925)
Payload: GeoLITE
Launch date: May 18, 2001
Launch window: 1707-1826 GMT (1:07-2:26 p.m. EDT)
Launch site: SLC-17B, Cape Canaveral, Fla.
Satellite broadcast: Galaxy 4R, Trans. 20, C-band

Pre-launch briefing
GeoLITE - Learn more about this NRO satellite.

Delta 2 rocket - Overview of the Delta 2 7925-model rocket used for this launch.

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

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