The events on this day in history for our heritage companies are noted below.
The earliest event was in 1963, the latest event was in 2009
1973 – MM X-24B flight 30, Dryden Lake – Pilot John Manke
Military and Classified Programs:
1965- LAUNCH: Classified mission, Thor SLV-2A/Lockheed Agena D, SLC3W, VAFB
1973 – LAUNCH: RCA DMSP-Block-5 F4, Thor Burner 2A, SLC10W, VAFB
2000 – LAUNCH: USA 152, LM Titan IVB(403), SLC4E, VAFB
2009 – LAUNCH: LM GPS IIR-21 (SVN50), ULA Delta 7925-9.5, LC17B, CCAFS – Last GPS IIR, Last Delta II from LC-17B
Exploration and Interplanetary Programs:
Earth-Monitoring and Civil Weather Satellite programs:
Test, ICBM, FBM programs:
1963 – LAUNCH (6): Lockheed Polaris A2, SSBN611, ETR
1970 – LAUNCH: Lockheed Poseidon C3, SSBN627, ETR
1963 – First test firing of dual RL-10 engines for GD Centaur upper stage
The photos today are of the launch of GPSIIR-21 on ULA Delta 7925-9.5 in 2009 and the mission summary with patch. This was the last GPSIIR launch and the last Delta II launch from LC-17B.