The United Launch Alliance Delta 2 rocket launched the seventh modernized NAVSTAR Global Positioning System Block 2R military navigation satellite. This Delta II was the next to last Delta 2 launch to be run by the U.S. Air Force from Cape Canaveral.
The official liftoff time was 4:34:00.244 a.m. EDT March 24, 2009.
ISO 100, 102 seconds at f/22, 17mm focal length
Lens: Nikon 17-55mm on a Nikon D200 (25mm equivalent)
This photograph was made in my backyard in Viera, Florida (approx. 25 miles south-southwest of Launch Complex 17)