Delta II Delivers NASA's ICESat and CHIPSat to Space

A Boeing [NYSE: BA] Delta II rocket successfully launched the Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite (ICESat) and the Cosmic Hot Interstellar Plasma Spectrometer Satellite (CHIPSat) yesterday in a dual primary payload mission for NASA.

The Delta II lifted off at 4:45 p.m. PST from Space Launch Complex 2W, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., delivering both satellites to circular polar orbits.

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