Launch Replays of Delta II Rocket with NASA’s SMAP Mission

Launch replays from cameras around the Vandenberg Air Force Base.

A now rare Delta II rocket launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base this afternoon, January 31st 2015 at 14:22 UTC carrying NASA’s Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite. SMAP will over it’s three year planned mission life produce a global map of Earth’s soil moisture content.

This was the 153rd launch of a Delta II rocket since 1989, only two more missions are planned on the Delta II with parts for a final third rocket available.

Source: NASA Television

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