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The Mission

Rocket: Delta 2 (7920)
Payload: Aura
Date: July 15, 2004
Window: 1002 to 1005 GMT (6:02-6:05 a.m. EDT)
Site: SLC-2W, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California
Satellite feed: AMC 9, Transponder 9, C-band

Launch events timeline

Ground track map

The Payload

NASA's environmental spacecraft Aura will study Earth's atmosphere.

Aura objectives

Learn about the instruments

The Launcher

Boeing's workhorse Delta 2 rocket has flown more than 100 times, launching military, scientific and commercial satellites.

Delta 2 fact sheet

Learn about launch site

Archived Delta coverage


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Follow the countdown and launch of the Boeing Delta 2 rocket with NASA's Earth Observing System satellite Aura. Reload this page for the very latest on the mission.

Read our earlier status center coverage.