United Launch Alliance

Delta IV Heavy

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CEO: Tory Bruno Founded: 2006 Successes: 135 Failures: 1 Pending: 21

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.


Launch Vehicle

Delta IV Heavy

Configuration: Heavy
Family: Delta

The Delta IV Heavy (Delta 9250H) is an expendable heavy-lift launch vehicle, the largest type of the Delta IV family, and is the world's second highest-capacity rocket in operatio. It is manufactured by United Launch Alliance and was first launched in 2004.

Vehicle Specifications

Delta IV Heavy
GTO: 14220
LEO: 28790
Length: 70.7 m
Diameter: 5.0 m
Launch Mass: 733k kg
Thurst: 8674 kN

Government/Top Secret

Part of the USAF Defence Support Program (DSP), which forms the principal component of the Satellite Early Warning System, used by the USA.

Launch Window

NET: November 11th 2007 - 01:50 UTC

Open: November 11th 2007 - 01:50 UTC

Close: November 11th 2007 - 01:50 UTC

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Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Space Launch Complex 37B, Cape Canaveral, FL



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