Messenger

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Planetary Science

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

MESSENGER was a NASA robotic space probe that orbited the planet Mercury between 2011 and 2015, studying Mercury's chemical composition, geology, and magnetic field. The name is a backronym for "MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging", and a reference to the messenger god Mercury from Roman mythology.

Delta II

Family: Delta
Configuration: 7925H-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.

Specifications
  • Stages
    3
  • Length
    38.9 m
  • Diameter
    2.4 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    3.0 m
  • Launch Mass
    286 T
  • Thrust
Family
  • Name
    Delta II
  • Family
    Delta
  • Variant
    7925H-9.5
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Delta II 7925H-9.5
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $51000000
  • Low Earth Orbit
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    2190 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

United Launch Alliance

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CEO: Tory Bruno Founded: 2006 Successes: 160 Failures: 0 Pending: 46

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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Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

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