QuikSCAT spacecraft launch aboard an Air Force Titan II

Quikscat KSC Press Release 47-99 Quikscat KSC Press Release 45-99

QuikSCAT Prelaunch Preps (RealVideo File 499kb)
TitanII Launch Prep (RealVideo File 320kb)
QuikSCAT Prelaunch Briefing Playback (RealVideo File 2.7Mb)
QuikSCAT Launch Playback (RealVideo File 500kb)
QuikSCAT Launch Replays (RealVideo File 500kb)
QuikSCAT Pre Launch Briefing Playback (RealVideo Stream)

The primary instrument on the QuikSCAT spacecraft is "Sea Winds," a specialized microwave radar to collect frequent, high-resolution measurements about the speed and direction of winds near the ocean surface. It is part of NASA's Earth Observing System (EOS) which is designed to address global environmental changes, regional weather patterns and climate. Titan-II/QuikScat launched Saturday, June 19, 1999 from VAFB at 7:15 p.m. PDT (171:02:15:00 GMT)

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  • Last Revised: Saturday June 19, 1999 22:30:02 EDT (J. Dumoulin)
    A service of NASA/Kennedy Space Center Expendable Launch Vehicle and Payload Carriers Directorate, Bobby Bruckner, Director (Bobby.Bruckner-1@ksc.nasa.gov)