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Re: Delta II - STSS ATRR - May 5
« Reply #60 on: 05/06/2009 02:35 PM »

That place looks primitive in comparison to the cape.


All how he setup the camera and the weeds in the foreground. I like the artistic touch. Very nice :)

I'm sure there are spots (if allowed to set a camera there) that would offer similar views... A Delta II rising above the sand dunes, launching through an orange tree stand, ect. The hat trick would be launching through the surf...
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Re: Delta II - STSS ATRR - May 5
« Reply #61 on: 05/06/2009 04:52 PM »
From the public viewing area near the Corral Rd weather station.

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Re: Delta II - STSS ATRR - May 5
« Reply #62 on: 05/06/2009 06:52 PM »
RELEASE: 24-09

DELTA II LAUNCH FOR MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY SUCCESSFUL

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- A Delta II rocket managed by
NASA's Launch Services Program lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force
Base, Calif., Tuesday with a spacecraft for the United States Missile
Defense Agency. The spacecraft is called the Space Tracking and
Surveillance System Advanced Technology Risk Reduction mission, or
STSS-ATRR. Liftoff from NASA's Space Launch Complex 2 occurred at
1:24 p.m. PDT.

The launch vehicle was a United Launch Alliance Delta II 7920-10c.
Spacecraft separation occurred approximately one hour after liftoff.

"With confirmation of the payload's delivery into the correct orbit,
the launch is a success," said Chuck Dovale, launch director for the
NASA's Launch Services Program.

NASA also will manage the launch of another mission for the Missile
Defense Agency aboard a Delta II rocket this summer from Cape
Canaveral Air Force Station.

For information about the Missile Defense Agency, visit:

http://www.mda.mil/

For more information about NASA missions and programs, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov

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Re: Delta II - STSS ATRR - May 5
« Reply #63 on: 05/10/2009 06:02 AM »
Hello everyone...

My name is Stef, from Geneva, Switzerland, I will be in Florida from the 30 of July until the 6 or 14 of August and I like to see a rocket launch and of course I hope i will see the shuttle lift off in the beginnig of August, but I have some  question about the rocket launch's date.
I found a many date for different website :
on nasa website I saw :
Date: July 29
Mission: STSS Demonstrators Program - Missile Defense Agency

On KSC website I saw :

Atlas 5 AEHF 1
June 30

The United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket will launch the first Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite, the AEHF 1. Read more about this event.


and also that date :
STSS Demonstrators Program United Launch Alliance Delta II
July 29


and on your forum some other date... now do you know the real date...

thanks for your help
« Last Edit: 05/10/2009 06:02 AM by blackbeast »

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Re: Delta II - STSS ATRR - May 5
« Reply #64 on: 05/10/2009 09:15 AM »
KSC website is always out of date.

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Re: Delta II - STSS ATRR - May 5
« Reply #65 on: 05/10/2009 01:05 PM »

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Re: Delta II - STSS ATRR - May 5
« Reply #66 on: 05/10/2009 04:54 PM »
http://www.spaceflightnow.com/tracking/index.html

This is better

I toally disagree.   I prefer to use the data on this forum!   Spaceflight Now will miss launches in its so-called "complete" list of launches (check it Jim!) and also for forthcoming launches it regularly omits Chinese and Russian launches which are known about well in advance on here.   It is a highly unreliable site.

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Re: Delta II - STSS ATRR - May 5
« Reply #67 on: 05/10/2009 05:26 PM »
Near term US launches Spaceflightnow is accurate.

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Re: Delta II - STSS ATRR - May 5
« Reply #68 on: 05/11/2009 08:27 AM »
thanks for all your answere...

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