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 2011
1965 – NASA and the White House announce that the canceled Gemini 6 mission will be moved to a launch in December while Gemini 7 is in orbit
Military and Classified Programs:
1965 – LAUNCH: Classified mission, Thor SLV-2A/Lockheed Agena D, SLC3W, VAFB
Exploration and Interplanetary Programs:
Earth-Monitoring and Civil Weather Satellite programs:
2011 – LAUNCH: NPP, Cubesats, ULA Delta 7920-10C, SLC2W, VAFB
1982 – LAUNCH: RCA Satcom 5, Delta 7924, LC17B, CCAFS
Test, ICBM, FBM programs:
1963 – LAUNCH FAILURE: GD Atlas F, LC11, CCAFS
1964 – LAUNCH (4): Lockheed Polaris A2, SSBN616, ETR
1980 – LAUNCH (2): MM Pershing 1A, Fort Bliss, Texas
1996 – LAUNCH (2): LM Trident D-5, SSBN734, ETR
The photo today is the launch of NPP (National Polar-Orbiting Partnership) in 2011 on a ULA Delta 7920-10C, which was a preparatory mission for the current NPOESS series of weather satellites.