RHESSI News Item

                                                                 February 5, 2002

Dear HESSI'rs

  HESSI was successfully launched today at 4:08 PM EST.

  Based upon launch vehicle data, the orbit is approximately

       586.85 x 600.24 km at 38.023 degree inclination

  The spacecraft telemetry was good all the way through launch with no anomalies.

  Congratulations to the launch team and good luck in turn-on!

  - Peter R. Harvey

Launch Video (requires RealPlayer)