HEOS 2

Overview

Destination: Elliptical Orbit
Mission: Astrophysics

Elliptical Orbit Space Launch Complex 2E Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

HEOS 2 was a spin-stabilized spacecraft with a highly eccentric orbit whose apogee occurred at high latitude. Its primary scientific mission was the investigation of interplanetary space and the high-latitude magnetosphere and its boundary in the region around the northern neutral point.

Thor Delta L

Family: Thor
Configuration: Delta L

American orbital launch vehicle family with Thor first stage and a delta second stage.

Specifications
  • Stages
    4
  • Length
    35.0 m
  • Diameter
    2.44 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    2.44 m
  • Launch Mass
    89 T
  • Thrust
    1452 kN
Family
  • Name
    Thor Delta L
  • Family
    Thor
  • Variant
    Delta L
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Thor Delta L
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $$16.54M
  • Low Earth Orbit
    300 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    300 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

McDonnell Douglas

McDonnell Douglas

(MDC)

Successes: 369 Failures: 37 Pending: 0

Agency Type: Commercial

WIKI

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

Space Launch Complex 2E


Kuaizhou
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Jilin-1-02F
Unknown Pad - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

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H-IIA 202
Success
1 day, 16 hours ago
QZS-1R
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SES-17 & Syracuse 4A
Ariane Launch Area 3 - Kourou, French Guiana

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Long March 3
Success
3 days, 16 hours ago
Shijian 21
Launch Complex 2 (LC-2) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Chinese payload launching on trajectory consistent with geostationary transfer target orbit, official purpose declared as "validation of on orbit spa…


Nuri
Failure
6 days, 10 hours ago
Flight Test
LC-2 - Naro Space Center, South Korea

Maiden flight of the KSLV-II "Nuri" launch vehicle, carrying a dummy Payload of 1500 kg to sun-synchronous orbit.


Atlas V 401
Success
1 week, 4 days ago
Lucy
Space Launch Complex 41 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

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Long March 2
Success
1 week, 5 days ago
Shenzhou 13
Launch Area 4 (SLS-1 / 921) - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Second crewed flight to the Chinese Tiangong space station carrying Zhai Zhigang, commander, Wang Yaping and Ye Guangfu, operators, on their second, …


Long March 2D
Success
1 week, 6 days ago
Xihe (CHASE)
Launch Complex 9 - Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

Xihe, also known as the Chinese Hα Solar Explorer (CHASE), is designed to test a newly developed satellite platform and conduct solar observations. T…


Soyuz 2.1b
Success
1 week, 6 days ago
OneWeb 11
Cosmodrome Site 1S - Vostochny Cosmodrome, Siberia, Russian Federation

A batch of 36 satellites for the OneWeb satellite constellation, which is intended to provide global Internet broadband service for individual consum…


New Shepard
Success
2 weeks ago
NS-18
West Texas Suborbital Launch Site/ Corn Ranch - Corn Ranch, USA

NS-18 is the second crewed New Shepard flight, carrying 4 paying customers.