CONGRATULATIONS TO THE ENTIRE EO-1 TEAM ON A FLAWLESS LAUNCH AND EARLY ORBIT OPERATIONS!!!
EO-1 was launched on a Delta 7320-10 from Vandenberg Air Force Base
on November 21, 2000. After deployment from the second stage of the Delta, EO-1 flew in a 705 km circular, sun-synchronous orbit at a 98.7 degree inclination. This orbit allowed EO-1 to match, within one minute, the Landsat 7
orbit and collect identical images for later comparison on the ground.
Click here for a replay of the Delta II EO-1/SAC-C launch on November 21, 2000 from VAFB.
Vehicle Configuration Overview
EO-1 / SAC-C Boost Profile
EO-1 / SAC-C Orbit Injection Profile
EO-1 / SAC-C launched from a Boeing Delta II Rocket at Vandenberg Air Force Base on Tues, Nov. 21st
Photo: William G. Hartenstein.