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GLAST Launch and Deployment

GLAST's launch is scheduled for early 2008 from Cape Canaveral Air Station on Florida's eastern coast. GLAST will be carried on a Delta II Heavy launch vehicle, with 9 solid rocket boosters. The solids are actually from the Delta III series (hence the term 'heavy'), mounted on a Delta II. It has a 10-foot fairing and two stages. Stowed in the launch vehicle, the spacecraft is 9.2 feet (2.8 meters) high by 8.2 feet (2.5 meters) in diameter. Once deployed, GLAST becomes a little bit taller and much wider (15 meters) with the Ku-band antenna deployed and the solar arrays extended.
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This animation begins with a Delta rocket launch. Once the vehicle reaches orbit, the satellite deploys into its final configuration.    This animation begins with a Delta rocket launch. Once the vehicle reaches orbit, the satellite deploys into its final configuration.
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Animation Number:20123
Animator:Walt Feimer (HTSI) (Lead)
Scientist:Steven Ritz (NASA/GSFC)
Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets:Fermi
Series:GLAST Pre-Launch
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Goddard TV Tape:G2007-011HD -- GLAST Pre-Launch Resource Tape
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