Delta IV Heavy

Active Delta

Boeing (BA)

Dec. 21, 2004

Description

The Delta IV Heavy (Delta 9250H) is an expendable heavy-lift launch vehicle, the largest type of the Delta IV family, and is the world's second highest-capacity rocket in operatio. It is manufactured by United Launch Alliance and was first launched in 2004.

Specifications
  • Stages
    2
  • Length
    72.0 m
  • Diameter
    5.0 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    733 T
  • Thrust
    8674 kN
  • Apogee (Sub-Orbital)
    40000 km
Family
  • Name
    Delta IV Heavy
  • Family
    Delta
  • Variant
    Heavy
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Delta IV Heavy
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $$350M
  • Low Earth Orbit
    28370 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    14210 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
    14500 kg
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Boeing

Commercial
Leanne Caret
BA 2002

Boeing as a space agency has recently provided NASA with assistance on sending humans to the ISS from American with both their construction of the CST-100 Starliner crew capsule and their work on the SLS Avionics to return to the moon and beyond. Their ventures in GPS satellite systems and Tracking and Data Relay Satellites provide information about earth-orbiting craft to stations on the ground. They also enable research on the ISS and will be helping with the construction of the Lunar Gateway.

Upcoming Spaceflights


Delta IV Heavy | NROL-44

Boeing | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
June 1, 2020, midnight
Status: TBD
Unknown Mission

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


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Delta IV Heavy | NROL-82

Boeing | USA
Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA
Oct. 1, 2020, midnight
Status: TBD
Mission: Government/Top Secret

Classified payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office.


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Delta IV Heavy | NROL-91

Boeing | USA
Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA
July 1, 2022, midnight
Status: TBD
Unknown Mission

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


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Delta IV Heavy | NROL-68

Boeing | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Jan. 1, 2023, midnight
Status: TBD
Unknown Mission

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


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Delta IV Heavy | NROL-70

Boeing | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Jan. 1, 2024, midnight
Status: TBD
Unknown Mission

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


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Delta IV Heavy | NROL-71

Boeing | USA
Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA
Jan. 19, 2019, 7:10 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Government/Top Secret

Classified payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office.

Low Earth Orbit #NROL71
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Delta IV Heavy | Parker Solar Probe

Boeing | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Aug. 12, 2018, 7:31 a.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Heliophysics

Flying into the Sun’s atmosphere (or corona) for the first time. Coming closer to the Sun than any previous spacecraft, Parker Solar Probe will employ a combination of in situ measurements and imaging to achieve the mission’s primary scientific goal: to understand how the Sun’s corona is heated and how the solar wind is accelerated.

Heliocentric N/A #SolarProbe
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Delta IV Heavy | NROL-37

Boeing | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
June 11, 2016, 5:51 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Government/Top Secret

Classified payload for the National Reconnaissance Office.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit
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Delta IV Heavy | EFT-1

Boeing | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Dec. 5, 2014, 12:05 p.m.
Status: Success
Unknown Mission

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


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Delta IV Heavy | NROL-65 (USA-245 / KH-11)

Boeing | USA
Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA
Aug. 28, 2013, 6:03 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Government/Top Secret

Classified payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office.

Low Earth Orbit
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Delta IV Heavy | NROL-15 (Mentor) (USA-237)

Boeing | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
June 29, 2012, 1:15 p.m.
Status: Success
Unknown Mission

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


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Delta IV Heavy | NROL-49 (KH-11) (USA-224)

Boeing | USA
Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA
Jan. 20, 2011, 9:10 p.m.
Status: Success
Unknown Mission

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


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Delta IV Heavy | NROL-32 (Mentor (USA-223))

Boeing | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Nov. 21, 2010, 10:58 p.m.
Status: Success
Unknown Mission

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


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Delta IV Heavy | NROL-26 (USA-202)

Boeing | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Jan. 18, 2009, 2:47 a.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Government/Top Secret

A military reconnaissance satellite, it's purpose is classified.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit
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Delta IV Heavy | DSP-23

Boeing | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Nov. 11, 2007, 1:50 a.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Government/Top Secret

Part of the USAF Defence Support Program (DSP), which forms the principal component of the Satellite Early Warning System, used by the USA.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit
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Delta IV Heavy | Demosat and 3CS-1 & 2

Boeing | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Dec. 21, 2004, 9:50 p.m.
Status: Partial Failure
Unknown Mission

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


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Success
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Solar Orbiter
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