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The Mission

Rocket: Delta 2 (7925)
Payload: GPS 2R-13
Date: November 6, 2004
Window: 12:39-1:07 a.m. EST (0539-0607 GMT)
Site: SLC-17B, Cape Canaveral, Florida
Satellite feed: AMC 9, Transponder 6, C-band, 85° West

Launch events timeline

Ground track map

Launch hazard area

The Launcher

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

Delta 2 fact sheet

The pre-launch process

Archived Delta coverage

The Payload

The Global Positioning System 2R-13 satellite, built by Lockheed Martin, will replace an older craft in the U.S. military's navigation network.

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The Venue

Cape Canaveral's Launch Complex 17 is the East Coast home of Delta 2.

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Follow the countdown and launch of the Boeing Delta 2 rocket with the U.S. Air Force's latest GPS navigation spacecraft. Reload this page for the very latest on the mission.

Read our earlier status center coverage.