FUSE

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Astrophysics

Low Earth Orbit Space Launch Complex 17A Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

FUSE (Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer) represented the next generation, high-orbit, ultraviolet space observatory covering the wavelength range of 90.5-119.5 nm. The primary objective of FUSE was to use high-resolution spectroscopy at far ultraviolet wavelengths to study the origin and evolution of the lightest elements (hydrogen and deuterium) created shortly after the Big Bang, and the forces and processes involved in the evolution of galaxies, stars and planetary systems.

Delta II

Family: Delta
Configuration: 7320

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
    2.9 m
  • Launch Mass
    168 T
  • Thrust
Family
  • Name
    Delta II
  • Family
    Delta
  • Variant
    7320
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Delta II 7320
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $$51M
  • Low Earth Orbit
    2800 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity
    1650 kg

United Launch Alliance

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CEO: Tory Bruno Founded: 2006 Successes: 244 Failures: 3 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.

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