A United Launch Alliance Delta II
A United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket with NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) satellite launches Monday morning from Space Launch Complex-2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base. This was ULA’s 16th successful and final launch of 2009 and 37th launch in 36 months of operation. WISE will scan the entire sky in infrared light, picking up the glow of hundreds of millions of objects and producing millions of images.//Bill Hartenstein/United Launch Alliance