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NASA puts ICESAT 2 on Delta II launch vehicle

13 Mar 2013, 09:41 UTC
NASA puts ICESAT 2 on Delta II launch vehicle
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In late February it was announced by NASA that its ICESAT 2 (Ice, Cloud and Land Elevation Satellite 2) would by launched by a Delta II launch vehicle provided by the Boeing-Lockheed Martin consortium, the United Launch Alliance (ULA). The flight is due to take place in July 2016 under a fixed price contract valued at $96.6 million. Originally ICESAT 2 had been set to fly on a ULA Atlas V flight as a co-payload to theUS Air Force meteorology satellite DMSP 20 but this flight was delayed to 2020.

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