Delta DM-19

In-active Thor

United States Air Force (USAF)

May 13, 1960

Description

The Delta DM-19, or Thor-Delta was an early launch system used for 12 launches in the early '60s in the US. The first stage was a Thor missile with the second stage being the Delta, hence the name Thor-Delta. Of 12 flights, it failed only once and put 11 satellites into orbit between 1960 and 62.

Specifications
  • Stages
    3
  • Length
    18.42 m
  • Diameter
    2.44 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    54 T
  • Thrust
    759 kN
Family
  • Name
    Delta DM-19
  • Family
    Thor
  • Variant
    DM-19
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Thor-Delta
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $$4.93M
  • Low Earth Orbit
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

United States Air Force

Government
None
USAF

None

Delta DM-19 | Explorer 12

United States Air Force | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Aug. 16, 1961, 3:21 a.m.
Status: Success
Unknown Mission

There are no mission or payload details available for this launch.


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Delta DM-19 | Tiros-3

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Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
July 12, 1961, 10:25 a.m.
Status: Success
Unknown Mission

There are no mission or payload details available for this launch.


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Delta DM-19 | Explorer 10

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Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
March 25, 1961, 3:17 p.m.
Status: Success
Unknown Mission

There are no mission or payload details available for this launch.


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