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Launch Services Program

Coming Up: Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP)

Targeted Launch Date: Jan. 29
Launch Vehicle: Delta II
Launch site:
Vandenberg AFB, Calif.


ELaNa (Educational Launch of Nanosatellites)

OCO-2 Launch Updates

Solar Arrays Deploy Successfully to Complete OCO-2 Launch

The OCO-2 spacecraft deployed a pair of solar arrays on schedule to begin charging its batteries in orbit about an hour after the launch of the mission aboard a Delta II rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. 

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NASA's Launch Services Program

The Launch Services ProgramThis fact sheet provides an overview of Kennedy's role in the Launch Services Program, the vehicle fleet and some of the program's historic missions.
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› Poster Summary of the LSP Mission
› LSP in Detail (15 Mb pdf)
 Hangar AE fact sheet


NASA Rocket Launch Information

The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket lifts off with NASA's Mars Science LaboratoryLearn about NASA's rocket fleet, how to see a launch in person and much more!
 
 

Expendable Launch Vehicle Mission Archives

Delta II rocket arcs across the dark sky after launch.

Here you'll find all the details about the missions that have already launched this year and in years past.

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Cool Stuff

LSP Activity Book! (Digital)

Play word searches, puzzles and color pictures on your iPad or tablet or draw online in this activity book to find out more about launching a rocket for NASA!
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 Play online

Rocket Science 101Rocket Science 101 - Updated!

Choose a NASA mission, put together a rocket to fly it on and watch it launch!
› Build a Rocket

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