Last-ever Delta-II rocket launching from Vandenberg AFB
Posted: 1:37 PM, Sep 12, 2018
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<p>LOMPOC, CA - JUNE 09: In this handout provided by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), The Delta II rocket with it's Aquarius/SAC-D spacecraft payload is rolled back at the service structure of Vandenberg Air Force Base, on June 9, 2011 in Lompoc, California. The joint US/Argentinian satellite mission, set to launch June 10, will map the salinity at the ocean surface. (Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA Via Getty Images)</p>
The last-ever Delta-II rocket is scheduled to launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base this Saturday.
The Delta-II rocket has launched 150+ times and has a 98.7% success rate, according to the United Launch Alliance. The rocket will carry NASA's ICESat-2 spacecraft to orbit, which will use a laser to map the Earth's ice sheets.
The launch will be on Saturday, September 15 at 5:10 a.m. PST.
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