GLAST (later renamed Fermi) was launched on a Delta II rocket from Cape Canaveral on June 11, 2008 at 12:05 pm EDT.
Fermi spacecraft shortly before launch
The Fermi spacecraft shortly before launch. The solar panels are folded at the sides. The GBM detector modules and the telemetry antennas can be seen on the left side.
Artist's conception of Fermi in orbit. The
The long wings are solar panels.