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06-Nov-04 | Next launch

The next Delta II launch will be NASA’s Swift, presently scheduled for 17 November, and clear to be moved to SLC-17A now that Delta 308 has safely departed the neighbouring pad. Swift (not an acronym, but named for the small, nimble bird) is a gamma-ray observer that will have the capability to turn itself rapidly and view the afterglow of bursts in that wavelength.

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