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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.


For More Information

http://www.nasa.gov/GLAST


Animation Credits

Walt Feimer (HTSI): Lead Animator
Steven Ritz (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab

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http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?20123

Missions:
Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope
GLAST

Data Used:
Fermi None
Fermi/LAT None

This item is part of these series:
GLAST Pre-Launch
Astrophysics Animations

Goddard TV Tape:
G2007-011HD -- GLAST Pre-Launch Resource Tape

Keywords:
SVS >> Gamma Ray
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Satellite
SVS >> Spacecraft
DLESE >> Space science
SVS >> Gamma Ray Burst
SVS >> Astrophysics
SVS >> Universe
SVS >> GLAST
SVS >> Space
SVS >> Gamma Ray Observatory
SVS >> Fermi
NASA Science >> Universe