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
    $4930000
  • Low Earth Orbit
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

United States Air Force

Government
Commander-in-Chief: President of the US
USAF 1947

The United States Air Force (USAF) is the air service branch of the United States Armed Forces, and is one of the eight uniformed services of the United States. Originally created on 1 August 1907, as a part of the United States Army Signal Corps, the USAF was established as a separate branch of the United States Armed Forces in 1947 with the enactment of the National Security Act of 1947.

Delta DM-19 | Explorer 12

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

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


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Delta DM-19 | Tiros-3

United States Air Force | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
July 12, 1961, 10:25 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Unknown Mission

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


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Delta DM-19 | Explorer 10

United States Air Force | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
March 25, 1961, 3:17 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Unknown Mission

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


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