Farewell, Delta II

What a workhorse, and still launched by an 'ugly bag of mostly water' pressing a console button.

There's one more in storage, currently spare parts for this mission but likely headed for a museum after the ICESat-2 launch.

NASA's ICESat-2; observations of ice-sheet elevation change, sea-ice freeboard, and vegetation canopy height.

Saturday Sept. 15

SLC-2W, Vandenberg Air Force Base

0546-0820 PDT;*0846-1120 EDT; 1246-1520 GMT

Planetary Society ✔ @exploreplanets
Goodbye, Delta II rocket

This Saturday, the last-ever Delta II rocket will blast off from Vandenberg Air Force http://planetary.org/blogs/jason-dav...ii-rocket.html
1:00 PM - Sep 11, 2018