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Delta II launch scheduled

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- A Delta II rocket sits poised on its Space Launch Complex-2 launch pad with the Digital Globe WorldView-2 spacecraft ready to launch today. The launch window for today’s launch lasts until 11:52 a.m. and there is currently a 100 percent chance of acceptable weather for the launch window. (Courtesy photo)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- A Delta II rocket sits poised on its Space Launch Complex-2 launch pad with the Digital Globe WorldView-2 spacecraft ready to launch today. The launch window for today’s launch lasts until 11:52 a.m. and there is currently a 100 percent chance of acceptable weather for the launch window. (Courtesy photo)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- A Delta II rocket is scheduled to launch from Space Launch Complex-2 here, between 11:37 a.m. and 11:51 a.m. Thursday.

The rocket will carry WorldView-2, a high-resolution, remote-sensing
satellite, into polar orbit.

Col. David Buck, the 30th Space Wing commander, will be the western range
launch decision authority for this mission.

Once operational, WorldView-2 will join a constellation of satellites
belonging to DigitalGlobe. It will produce high-resolution, world-imagery
products and services for defense and intelligence, government, and
commercial clients.

The Delta II is an expendable launch, medium-lift vehicle used to launch
military, civil and commercial payloads into low-earth, polar,
geosynchronous transfer and stationary orbits.

For more information about the Delta II, contact Susan Wells, Boeing Space
Exploration spokesperson, at (321) 446-4970

For more information about the WorldView-2 satellite, contact KC Higgins
from DigitalGlobe at (303) 999-1578.