GPS IIR-8

Overview

Destination: Medium Earth Orbit
Mission: Navigation

Medium Earth Orbit Space Launch Complex 17B Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

USA-166, also known as GPS IIR-8 and GPS SVN-56, is an American navigation satellite which forms part of the Global Positioning System. It was the eighth Block IIR GPS satellite to be launched, out of thirteen in the original configuration, and twenty one overall.

Delta II

Family:
Configuration: 7925-9.5

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
    3
  • Length
    38.9 m
  • Diameter
    2.4 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    232 T
  • Thrust
Family
  • Name
    Delta II
  • Family
  • Variant
    7925-9.5
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Delta II 7925-9.5
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $51000000
  • Low Earth Orbit
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    1840 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

United Launch Alliance

United Launch Alliance

(ULA)

CEO: Tory Bruno Founded: 2006 Successes: 162 Failures: 0 Pending: 44

Agency Type:

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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Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Space Launch Complex 17B


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