Delta II

In-active Delta

United Launch Alliance (ULA)

None

Description

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
  • Launch Mass
    232 T
  • Thrust
Family
  • Name
    Delta II
  • Family
    Delta
  • Variant
    7925-9.5
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Delta II 7925-9.5
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $$51M
  • Low Earth Orbit
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    1840 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

United Launch Alliance

Commercial
CEO: Tory Bruno
ULA 2006

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.

Delta II 7925-9.5 | GPS IIR-M-7 (USA-203)

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
March 24, 2009, 8:34 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Navigation

A satellite forming part of the Global Positioning System.

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Delta II 7925-9.5 | GPS IIR-M-5 (USA-199)

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Dec. 20, 2007, 8:04 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Navigation

A satellite forming part of the Global Positioning System.

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Delta II 7925-9.5 | GPS IIR-M-4 (USA-196)

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Oct. 17, 2007, 12:23 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Navigation

A satellite forming part of the Global Positioning System.

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Delta II | GPS IIR-16(M)

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Nov. 17, 2006, 7:12 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

The GPS-IIR replenishment satellites are produced by General Electric Astrospace (later Martin Marietta and Lockheed Missiles & Space) under a contract issued in 1989, which included 21 satellites based on the commercial AS-4000 bus. These provided improved navigation accuracy and longer autonomous satellite operation than earlier model GPS satellites. The satellites were three-axis stabilized and operated at downlink frequencies of 1572.42 MHz and 1227.6 MHz (L-Band) and 2227.5 MHz (S-Band). Lockheed was responsible for launch and flight operations support of the GPS-IIR through 2006.

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Delta II | GPS IIR-15(M)

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Sept. 25, 2006, 6:50 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

The GPS-IIR replenishment satellites are produced by General Electric Astrospace (later Martin Marietta and Lockheed Missiles & Space) under a contract issued in 1989, which included 21 satellites based on the commercial AS-4000 bus. These provided improved navigation accuracy and longer autonomous satellite operation than earlier model GPS satellites. The satellites were three-axis stabilized and operated at downlink frequencies of 1572.42 MHz and 1227.6 MHz (L-Band) and 2227.5 MHz (S-Band). Lockheed was responsible for launch and flight operations support of the GPS-IIR through 2006.

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Delta II | MITEx

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
June 21, 2006, 10:15 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

MITEx (Micro-Satellite Technology Experiment) is an experimental U.S. military project to test whether the advanced technologies embedded in two miniature satellites and a new upper stage kick motor can operate through the rigors of spaceflight. MiTEx will investigate and demonstrate advanced space technologies such as lightweight power and propulsion systems, avionics and spacecraft structures; commercial-off-the-shelf processors; affordable, responsive fabrication/build-to-launch techniques; and single-string components. The MITEx experiment will be deployed into a geostationary transfer orbit (GTO), from which the MITEx Upper stage will put the experiments into a geostationary orbit (GEO).

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Delta II | GPS IIR-14(M)

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Sept. 26, 2005, 3:37 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

The GPS-IIR replenishment satellites are produced by General Electric Astrospace (later Martin Marietta and Lockheed Missiles & Space) under a contract issued in 1989, which included 21 satellites based on the commercial AS-4000 bus. These provided improved navigation accuracy and longer autonomous satellite operation than earlier model GPS satellites. The satellites were three-axis stabilized and operated at downlink frequencies of 1572.42 MHz and 1227.6 MHz (L-Band) and 2227.5 MHz (S-Band). Lockheed was responsible for launch and flight operations support of the GPS-IIR through 2006.

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Delta II | DIF

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Jan. 12, 2005, 6:47 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Deep Impact was to fly by Comet 9P/Tempel-1 on 3 July 2005. An impacter it released was to hit the comet on 4 July at 10.2 km/s, producing a crater and ejecta plume that would allow the flyby spacecraft to determine the composition and structure of the comet's nucleus.

Asteroid
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Delta II | GPS IIR-13

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Nov. 6, 2004, 5:39 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Launch delayed from September 22, October 8, 25 and 30, November 5. Fired its apogee motor at around 02:40 GMT on November 9 to transfer from its initial 159 x 20380 km x 39.1 deg transfer orbit to its operational orbit in the GPS constellation..

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Delta II | GPS IIR-12

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
June 23, 2004, 10:54 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

GPS-2R (Global Positioning System) or Navstar-2R (Navigation System using Timing And Ranging) are the third evolution stage of the second generation of the GPS satellites.

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Delta II | GPS IIR-11

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
March 20, 2004, 5:53 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

GPS-2R (Global Positioning System) or Navstar-2R (Navigation System using Timing And Ranging) are the third evolution stage of the second generation of the GPS satellites.

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Delta II | GPS IIR-10

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Dec. 21, 2003, 8:05 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

The Boeing-built GPS IIF satellites provide improved signals to support both the warfighter and the growing civilian needs of the global economy

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Delta II | Spirit Rover

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
June 10, 2003, 5:58 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Spirit, also known as MER-A, is a robotic rover on Mars, active from 2004 to 2010. It landed successfully within the impact crater Gusev on Mars at 04:35 Ground UTC on January 4, 2004, three weeks before its twin, Opportunity (MER-B), which landed on the other side of the planet. The rover became stuck in a "sand trap" in late 2009 at an angle that hampered recharging of its batteries; its last communication with Earth was sent on March 22, 2010.

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Delta II | GPS IIR-9

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
March 31, 2003, 10:09 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Navstar 52, also known as USA 168 and as GPS 2R-9, is an American Global Positioning Satellite

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Delta II | GPS IIR-8

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Jan. 29, 2003, 6:06 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

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.

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Delta II | NROL-17

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
May 18, 2001, 5:45 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

GeoLITE was a TRW T-310 class satellite with a mass of about 1800 kg, including a solid apogee motor.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit
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Delta II | Mars Odyssey

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
April 7, 2001, 3:02 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

2001 Mars Odyssey is a robotic spacecraft orbiting the planet Mars. The project was developed by NASA, and contracted out to Lockheed Martin, with an expected cost for the entire mission of US$297 million. Its mission is to use spectrometers and a thermal imager to detect evidence of past or present water and ice, as well as study the planet's geology and radiation environment.

Sun-Synchronous Orbit
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Delta II | GPS IIR-7

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Jan. 30, 2001, 7:55 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

GPS IIR-7 was the seventh Block IIR GPS satellite to be launched as part of the United States Air Force Global Positioning System.

Geosynchronous Orbit
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Delta II | GPS IIR-6

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Nov. 10, 2000, 5:14 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

GPS-2R (Global Positioning System) or Navstar-2R (Navigation System using Timing And Ranging) are the third evolution stage of the second generation of the GPS satellites.

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Delta II | GPS IIR-5

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
July 16, 2000, 9:17 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

GPS-2R (Global Positioning System) or Navstar-2R (Navigation System using Timing And Ranging) are the third evolution stage of the second generation of the GPS satellites.

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Delta II | GPS IIR-4

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
May 11, 2000, 1:48 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

GPS-2R (Global Positioning System) or Navstar-2R (Navigation System using Timing And Ranging) are the third evolution stage of the second generation of the GPS satellites.

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Delta II | GPS IIR-3

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Oct. 7, 1999, 12:51 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

GPS-2R (Global Positioning System) or Navstar-2R (Navigation System using Timing And Ranging) are the third evolution stage of the second generation of the GPS satellites.

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Delta II | BONUM-1

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Nov. 22, 1998, 11:54 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

The satellite is a high-power version of the HS-376HP, spin-stabilized spacecraft, one of the most popular spacecraft models. The satellite was launched onboard a Delta-7925 rocket on Nov. 22, 1998. The delivery in-orbit contract included the satellite, launch vehicle services, and ground satellite control equipment for use at the control center, and training for the satellite controllers. The satellite is operated by the BONUM-1 control station, located in Moscow.

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Delta II | Thor III

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
June 10, 1998, 12:35 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

In November 1995, Hughes was awarded the contract for Thor 2, a high-powered version of Hughes' spin-stabilized HS-376 model. Thor 2 was successfully launched in May 1997. That same month, Telenor announced the award of a follow-on contract to Hughes for a second high-powered HS-376HP satellite, Thor 3, which was successfully launched in June 1998.

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Delta II | Skynet 4D

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Jan. 10, 1998, 12:32 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Skynet 4 was the third generation of UK Ministry of Defense communications satellites. They provided jam-proof communications service between fixed and mobile land and sea-based ground stations.

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