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
    2
  • Length
    38.9 m
  • Diameter
    2.44 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    3.0 m
  • Launch Mass
    168 T
  • Thrust
Family
  • Name
    Delta II
  • Family
    Delta
  • Variant
    7320-10C
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Delta II 7320-10C
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $$51M
  • Low Earth Orbit
    2800 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity
    1651 kg

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 7320-10C | SMAP, FIREBIRD II A, FIREBIRD II B, GRIFEX, ExoCube

United Launch Alliance | USA
Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA
Jan. 31, 2015, 2:22 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Earth Science

SMAP is an Earth satellite mission designed to measure and map Earth’s soil moisture and freeze/thaw state to better understand terrestrial water, carbon and energy cycles.

Sun-Synchronous Orbit
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Delta II 7320-10C | OCO-2

United Launch Alliance | USA
Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA
July 2, 2014, 9:56 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Unknown Mission

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


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Delta II 7320-10C | WISE

United Launch Alliance | USA
Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA
Dec. 14, 2009, 2:09 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Astrophysics

A NASA infrared-wavelength astronomical space telescope, used to discover planets and star clusters.

Low Earth Orbit
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Delta II 7320-10C | NOAA-19 (NOAA N)

United Launch Alliance | USA
Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA
Feb. 6, 2009, 10:22 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Earth Science

A United States NOAA, POES series of weather satellites.

Sun-Synchronous Orbit
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Delta II | NOAA 18

United Launch Alliance | USA
Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA
May 20, 2005, 10:22 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

NOAA-18, known before launch as NOAA-N, is a weather forecasting satellite run by NOAA. NOAA-N (18) was launched on May 20, 2005, into a sun-synchronous orbit at an altitude of 854 km above the Earth, with an orbital period of 102 minutes. It hosts the AMSU-A, MHS, AVHRR, Space Environment Monitor SEM/2 instrument and High Resolution Infrared Radiation Sounder (HIRS) instruments, as well as the SBUV/2 ozone-monitoring instrument. It is the first NOAA POES satellite to use MHS in place of AMSU-B. NOAA-18 also hosts Cospas-Sarsat payloads.

Sun-Synchronous Orbit
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Delta II | Swift

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Nov. 20, 2004, 5:16 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

NASA Medium-class Explorer satellite dedicated to study of gamma ray bursts, the third after the IMAGE and WMAP satellites.

Low Earth Orbit
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Success
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1 week ago
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Falcon 9
Success
2 weeks ago
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