SMAP, FIREBIRD II A, FIREBIRD II B, GRIFEX, ExoCube

Overview

Destination: Sun-Synchronous Orbit
Mission: Earth Science

Sun-Synchronous Orbit Space Launch Complex 2W Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA

SMAP is an Earth satellite mission designed to measure and map Earth’s soil moisture and freeze/thaw state to better understand terrestrial water, carbon and energy cycles.

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Delta II

Family: Delta
Configuration: 7320-10C

Delta II is an American space launch system developed by McDonnell Douglas, now part of the Delta rocket family operated by United Launch Alliance. With more than 150 missions and a nearly perfect track record, Delta II has established itself as one of the most successful orbital launch systems.

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Specifications
  • Stages
    2
  • Length
    38.9 m
  • Diameter
    2.44 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    3.0 m
  • Launch Mass
    168 T
  • Thrust
Family
  • Name
    Delta II
  • Family
    Delta
  • Variant
    7320-10C
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Delta II 7320-10C
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $$51M
  • Low Earth Orbit
    2800 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity
    1651 kg

United Launch Alliance

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CEO: Tory Bruno Founded: 2006 Successes: 129 Failures: 0 Pending: 19

Agency Type: Commercial

United Launch Alliance (ULA) is a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Space Systems and Boeing Defense, Space & Security. ULA was formed in December 2006 by combining the teams at these companies which provide spacecraft launch services to the government of the United States. ULA launches from both coasts of the US. They launch their Atlas V vehicle from LC-41 in Cape Canaveral and LC-3E at Vandeberg. Their Delta IV launches from LC-37 at Cape Canaveral and LC-6 at Vandenberg.

INFO WIKI

Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA

Pad: Space Launch Complex 2W


Kuaizhou-11
Failure
5 days, 8 hours ago
Maiden Flight
Unknown Pad - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

First flight of the new solid launcher developed by ExPace, subsidiary of CASIC. It will carry 2 communication satellites on this launch.


Long March 3
Success
6 days ago
APStar-6D
Launch Complex 3 ( LC-3 ) ( LA-1 ) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

APStar-6D is a commercial communications satellite for APT Satellite Company Ltd under an end-to-end contract signed with China Great Wall Industry...


Shavit-2
Success
1 week, 2 days ago
Ofek-16
Unknown - Palmachim Airbase, State of Israel

Ofek is a series of Israeli reconnaissance satellites.


Long March 2D
Success
1 week, 3 days ago
Chuangxin 3A (02)
Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603) - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Chuangxin is a series of experimental small satellites developed by China Academy of Science.


Electron
Failure
1 week, 3 days ago
Pics Or It Didn’t Happen
Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1A - Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

‘Pics Or It Didn’t Happen’ is the 13th mission for Rocket Lab. It was planned to deploy seven imaging small satellites to a 500km circular low Eart...


Long March 4
Success
1 week, 5 days ago
Gaofen Multimode
Launch Complex 9 - Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

Gaofen is a series of civilian Earth observation satellites developed and launched for the China High-definition Earth Observation System (CHEOS), ...


Falcon 9 Block 5
Success
2 weeks ago
GPS III SV03 "Columbus"
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

GPS-IIIA (Global Positioning System) is the first evolution stage of the third generation of the GPS satellites. It consists of the first ten (know...


Long March 3
Success
3 weeks, 1 day ago
Beidou-3 G3
Launch Complex 2 (LC-2) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

This satellite is a part of the geostationary component of the 3rd phase of the Chinese Beidou (Compass) satellite navigation system. It features a...


Long March 2D
Success
4 weeks ago
Gaofen-9-03
Unknown Pad - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Gaofen is a series of civilian Earth observation satellites developed and launched for the China High-definition Earth Observation System (CHEOS), ...


MOMO
Failure
1 month ago
Flight 5
Taiki-cho, Hokkaido, Japan - Taiki-cho, Hokkaido, Japan

Interstellar Technologies will launch the 'MOMO' observation rocket on its fifth mission.