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
    3.0 m
  • Launch Mass
    232 T
  • Thrust
Family
  • Name
    Delta II
  • Family
    Delta
  • Variant
    7925
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Delta II 7925
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 | GPS IIR-M-8 (USA-206)

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Aug. 17, 2009, 10:35 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Navigation

A satellite forming part of the Global Positioning System.

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Delta II 7925 | Phoenix

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Aug. 4, 2007, 9:26 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Planetary Science

A robotic spacecraft to land on mars under the Mars Scout Program. It studied environments suitable for life, and to research the history of water.

Heliocentric N/A
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Delta II | GPS IIA-19

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Nov. 6, 1997, 12:30 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

GPS-2A (Global Positioning System) or Navstar-2A (Navigation System using Timing And ranging) are improved satellites of the second generation of the GPS navigation system.

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Delta II | GPS IIR-2

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
July 23, 1997, 3:43 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 | Thor II

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
May 20, 1997, 10:39 p.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.

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Delta II | GPS IIR-1

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Jan. 17, 1997, 4:28 p.m.
Status: Launch Failure
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 | Mars Pathfinder

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Dec. 4, 1996, 6:58 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

he MPF (Mars Pathfinder) (formerly known as the Mars Environmental Survey, or MESUR Pathfinder) is the second of NASA's low-cost planetary Discovery missions. The mission consists of a stationary lander and a surface rover. The mission has the primary objective of demonstrating the feasibility of low-cost landings on and exploration of the Martian surface. This objective will be met by tests of communications between the rover and lander, and the lander and Earth, and tests of the imaging devices and sensors.

Heliocentric N/A
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Delta II | Mars Global Surveyor

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Nov. 7, 1996, 5 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

The Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) is designed to orbit Mars over a two year period and collect data on the surface morphology, topography, composition, gravity, atmospheric dynamics, and magnetic field. This data will be used to investigate the surface processes, geology, distribution of material, internal properties, evolution of the magnetic field, and the weather and climate of Mars.

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Delta II | GPS IIA-18

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Sept. 12, 1996, 8:49 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

GPS-2A (Global Positioning System) or Navstar-2A (Navigation System using Timing And ranging) are improved satellites of the second generation of the GPS navigation system.

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Delta II | GPS IIA-17

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
July 16, 1996, 12:50 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

GPS-2A (Global Positioning System) or Navstar-2A (Navigation System using Timing And ranging) are improved satellites of the second generation of the GPS navigation system.

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Delta II | Galaxy 9

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
May 24, 1996, 1:10 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Geostationary communications satellite

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Delta II | GPS IIA-16

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
March 28, 1996, 12:21 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

GPS-2A (Global Positioning System) or Navstar-2A (Navigation System using Timing And ranging) are improved satellites of the second generation of the GPS navigation system.

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Delta II | Mugunghwa 2

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Jan. 14, 1996, 11:10 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Koreasat 1 and 2, also known as Mugunghwa 1 and 2, were South Korean communications satellite launched by Delta-7925 rockets from Cape Canaveral. They were based on the Lockheed AS-3000 bus and carried 15 Ku-band transponders to provide TV coverage for South Korea and other Asian countries.

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Delta II | Mugunghwa 1

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Aug. 5, 1995, 11:10 a.m.
Status: Launch Failure
Mission:

Koreasat 1 and 2, also known as Mugunghwa 1 and 2, were South Korean communications satellite launched by Delta-7925 rockets from Cape Canaveral. They were based on the Lockheed AS-3000 bus and carried 15 Ku-band transponders to provide TV coverage for South Korea and other Asian countries.

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Delta II | GPS IIA-15

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
March 10, 1994, 3:40 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

GPS-2A (Global Positioning System) or Navstar-2A (Navigation System using Timing And ranging) are improved satellites of the second generation of the GPS navigation system.

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Delta II | NATO 4B

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Dec. 8, 1993, 12:48 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

NATO-4 is the a communications satellite system serving the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and British Ministry of Defense. NATO 4A was the first of two new-generation comsats offering secure military and diplomatic voice and data communications to NATO member nations and troops in the field. The satellites offered spot beam and global coverage to reach a wide range of ground stations and ships at sea.

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Delta II | GPS IIA-14

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Oct. 26, 1993, 5:04 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

GPS-2A (Global Positioning System) or Navstar-2A (Navigation System using Timing And ranging) are improved satellites of the second generation of the GPS navigation system.

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Delta II | GPS IIA-13

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Aug. 30, 1993, 12:38 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

GPS-2A (Global Positioning System) or Navstar-2A (Navigation System using Timing And ranging) are improved satellites of the second generation of the GPS navigation system.

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Delta II | GPS IIA-12

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
June 26, 1993, 1:27 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

GPS-2A (Global Positioning System) or Navstar-2A (Navigation System using Timing And ranging) are improved satellites of the second generation of the GPS navigation system.

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Delta II | GPS IIA-11

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
May 13, 1993, 12:07 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

GPS-2A (Global Positioning System) or Navstar-2A (Navigation System using Timing And ranging) are improved satellites of the second generation of the GPS navigation system.

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Delta II | GPS IIA-10

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
March 30, 1993, 3:09 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

GPS-2A (Global Positioning System) or Navstar-2A (Navigation System using Timing And ranging) are improved satellites of the second generation of the GPS navigation system.

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Delta II | GPS IIA-9

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Feb. 3, 1993, 2:55 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

GPS-2A (Global Positioning System) or Navstar-2A (Navigation System using Timing And ranging) are improved satellites of the second generation of the GPS navigation system.

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Delta II | GPS IIA-8

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Dec. 18, 1992, 10:16 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

GPS-2A (Global Positioning System) or Navstar-2A (Navigation System using Timing And ranging) are improved satellites of the second generation of the GPS navigation system.

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Delta II | GPS IIA-7

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Nov. 22, 1992, 11:54 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

GPS-2A (Global Positioning System) or Navstar-2A (Navigation System using Timing And ranging) are improved satellites of the second generation of the GPS navigation system.

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Delta II | DFS-Kopernikus 3

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Oct. 12, 1992, 9:47 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

German communications satellite built by the GESAT consortium.

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Delta II | GPS IIA-6

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Sept. 9, 1992, 8:57 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

GPS-2A (Global Positioning System) or Navstar-2A (Navigation System using Timing And ranging) are improved satellites of the second generation of the GPS navigation system.

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Delta II | Satcom C4

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Aug. 31, 1992, 10:40 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Geostationary communications satellite

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Delta II | GPS IIA-5

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
July 7, 1992, 9:20 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

GPS-2A (Global Positioning System) or Navstar-2A (Navigation System using Timing And ranging) are improved satellites of the second generation of the GPS navigation system.

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Delta II | Palapa B4

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
May 14, 1992, 12:40 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Indonesian geostationary communications satellite

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Delta II | GPS IIA-4

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
April 10, 1992, 3:20 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

GPS-2A (Global Positioning System) or Navstar-2A (Navigation System using Timing And ranging) are improved satellites of the second generation of the GPS navigation system.

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Delta II | GPS IIA-3

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Feb. 23, 1992, 10:29 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

GPS-2A (Global Positioning System) or Navstar-2A (Navigation System using Timing And ranging) are improved satellites of the second generation of the GPS navigation system.

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Delta II | GPS IIA-2

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
July 4, 1991, 2:32 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

GPS-2A (Global Positioning System) or Navstar-2A (Navigation System using Timing And ranging) are improved satellites of the second generation of the GPS navigation system.

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Delta II | Satcom C5

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
May 29, 1991, 10:55 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Geostationary communications satellite

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Delta II | ASC 2

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
April 13, 1991, 12:09 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

The ASC series consisted of three satellites built by GE Astro-Space for Contel ASC and carried 18 C-band and 6 Ku-band transponders for TV news and interactive data transmissions to private networks and small terminals.

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Delta II | NATO 4A

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Jan. 8, 1991, 12:53 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

NATO-4 is the a communications satellite system serving the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and British Ministry of Defense. NATO 4A was the first of two new-generation comsats offering secure military and diplomatic voice and data communications to NATO member nations and troops in the field.

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Delta II | GPS IIA-1

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Nov. 26, 1990, 9:39 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Improved second generation GPS navigation satellite

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