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29-Oct-09 | Delta flight 345 – Worldview-2

On Thursday, October 8, a two-stage Delta 2 rocket placed a commercial Earth-sensing satellite into orbit for DigitalGlobe of Longmont, Colorado.

Spaceflight Now carried extensive coverage of the launch in its Mission Status Center.

Just 11 days later, Worldview-2 snapped its first images—spectacular views of Dallas and San Antonio, Texas. Even before it has completed its calibration phase, the results are impressive.

This marked the 91st consecutive successful launch for Delta II, a record spanning more than a dozen years. Five launches remain on the schedule, with another five vehicles awaiting assignment.


     

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