Delta 4 launches GOES-O for NASA & NOAA
6/27/09 ~ 6:51pm

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A Delta 4 rocket, 21 stories tall and packing 1.1 million pounds of thrust, launches the GOES-O weather satellite for NASA & NOAA on June 27, 2009, at 6:51pm. The vehicle, appropriately, waited out one scrub and then a 37-minute delay for weather to clear in the launch area.

GOES-O in the cleanroom       Delta 4 on the pad

<--- Delta 4-Heavy NRO L-26                       WGS-3 --->
From the NASA causeway, 2.7 miles away: