Press Release

Boeing Gives First Glimpse of Fully Integrated Delta IV

By SpaceRef Editor
July 19, 2002
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Boeing technicians rolled back the
mobile service tower at Space Launch Complex 37B, Cape Canaveral Air Force
Station, Fla., providing the first glimpse of the fully integrated Boeing
Delta IV rocket. The Delta IV Medium+ configuration includes the first
stage, solid rocket motors, second stage, a 4-meter wide composite fairing,
and a simulated payload that will eventually be replaced by a
telecommunications satellite.

The tower rollback sets the stage for the Delta team to conduct tests that
will demonstrate the rocket and ground support equipment are compatible with
the radio frequency and electromagnetic transmitters.

The first launch of the Boeing Delta IV rocket will carry a
telecommunications satellite for Eutelsat S.A. of France, in October 2002.

SpaceRef staff editor.