Spitzer Space Telescope

Overview

Destination: Heliocentric N/A
Mission: Astrophysics

Heliocentric N/A Space Launch Complex 17B Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

The Spitzer Space Telescope was an infared space telescope with a planned mission period of 2.5 years - which actually stayed fully operational until 2009.

Delta II

Family: Delta
Configuration: 7920H

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
    232 T
  • Thrust
Family
  • Name
    Delta II
  • Family
    Delta
  • Variant
    7920H
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Delta II 7920H
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $51000000
  • Low Earth Orbit
    5959 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    2120 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

United Launch Alliance

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CEO: Tory Bruno Founded: 2006 Successes: 156 Failures: 0 Pending: 31

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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