Launch Images and Movies
|Note: The text and images on this page
were originally publihed on the Florida Today Online Web Pages on the day
of the launch
August 25, 1997
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - A Boeing Delta 2 rocket blasted off at 10:39
a.m. EDT (1439 GMT) this morning from Cape Canaveral Air Station. NASA’s
Advanced Composition Explorer successfully separated from the rocket 68
minutes into flight to begin its four-month journey to its operational
station nearly a million miles from Earth.
Boeing Delta 2 rocket launches NASA's ACE
NASA's Advanced Composition Explorer spacecraft is launched atop a Boeing
Delta 2 rocket this morning at 10:39 a.m. EDT. Copyright © 1997, Delinda
Karnehm and Malcolm Denemark, FLORIDA TODAY.
Captured from NASA TV, these views show the Boeing Delta 2 rocket during
launch this morning from Cape Canaveral. Images copyright © 1997,
Captured from NASA TV, these views are from a small
engineering camera mounted on the Delta first stage. Images copyright ©
1997, FLORIDA TODAY.
Captured from NASA TV, these views show the Boeing Delta 2 launch vehicle
during final preparations for launch, including an image from a special
camera mounted on the rocket. Also seen is a fishing boat located in the
restricted area off the coast of Cape Canaveral. Officials say it is moving
out of the area. Images copyright © 1997, FLORIDA TODAY.
These images illustrate the Delta 247 mission and NASA's
Advanced Composition Explorer spacecraft. At left, mission poster; Libration
point description; artist's conception of ACE during science operations;
ACE during final pre-launch testing; drawing of launch vehicle. Boeing
and NASA images.
Here are some
Quick Time format MOV files
of animation of ACE and launch
Here is a audio
recording of the launch - WAV format files were produced in 8-bit
11KHz mono sound.
ACE/MAG Project Home Page
Produced at 12 fps, 160x120 pixels, some with 8-bit 11KHz mono sound.
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