Delta II

In-active Delta

United Launch Alliance (ULA)

Nov. 4, 1995

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
    38.7 m
  • Diameter
    2.4 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    3.0 m
  • Launch Mass
    251 T
  • Thrust
Family
  • Name
    Delta II
  • Family
    Delta
  • Variant
    7920-10
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Delta II 7920-10
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $51000000
  • Low Earth Orbit
    5959 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    1828 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity
    3017 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 7920-10 | JPSS 1 (Joint Polar Satellite System spacecraft No. 1)

United Launch Alliance | USA
Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA
Nov. 18, 2017, 9:47 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

From a 512-mile orbit, tilted 98.7 degrees to the equator and traveling pole-to-pole, the craft will provide imagery, atmospheric temperature and humidity profiles, and land and ocean surface temperature observations, all of which are key ingredients for weather forecasting. In addition, the satellite will measure ozone levels and reflected solar radiation from the planet.JPSS 1 will survey the entire globe twice per day with five sensor packages.The satellite will replace the existing Suomi NPP spacecraft that launched in 2011 for a five-year mission as a gapfiller between NOAA’s legacy weather satellite constellation and the new JPSS generation.

Sun-Synchronous Orbit
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Delta II 7920-10 | WorldView-1

United Launch Alliance | USA
Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA
Sept. 18, 2007, 6:35 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

A commercial earth observation satellite owned by DigitalGlobe.

Sun-Synchronous Orbit
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Delta II 7920-10 | NROL-21

United Launch Alliance | USA
Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA
Dec. 14, 2006, 9 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Classified payload for the National Reconnaissance Office.

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Delta II | Jason

United Launch Alliance | USA
Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA
Dec. 7, 2001, 3:07 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Jason-1 is the first follow-on to the highly successful TOPEX/Poseidon mission that measured ocean surface topography to an accuracy of 4.2 cm, enabled scientists to forecast the 1997-1998 El Niño, and improved understanding of ocean circulation and its effect of global climate.

High Earth Orbit
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Delta II | Landsat 7

United Launch Alliance | USA
Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA
April 15, 1999, 6:32 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Landsat 7 continued the long-term Earth observation Landsat program begun in 1972. Landsat 7 was a joint project between NASA, NOAA, and the US Geological Survey to obtain continuous high-resolution imagary of the earth's surface for environmental monitoring, disaster assessment, land use and regional planning, cartography, range management, oil and mineral exploration.

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Delta II | ARGOS

United Launch Alliance | USA
Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA
Feb. 23, 1999, 10:29 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

ARGOS (Advanced Research & Global Observation Satellite) is a testbed and demonstration program for advanced remote sensing technologies for the US Air Force's Space Test Program (STP). ARGOS's primary objective is to fly and operate advanced payloads that include two technology demonstrations and seven experiment payloads for global and celestial observation. ARGOS also has a goal of three years of on orbit operations to demonstrate and collect science data for the Earth's global environment and top priority military space programs.

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Delta II | MSX

United Launch Alliance | USA
Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA
April 24, 1996, 12:27 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

MSX (Midcourse Space Experiment) demonstrated different multispectral imaging technologies to identify and track ballistic missiles during flight by observing rocket launches and orbital debris. Additionally it measured the composition and dynamics of the Earth's atmosphere by observing ozone, chloroflourocarbons, carbon dioxide and methane.

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Delta II | Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Dec. 30, 1995, 1:48 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

The XTE (X-Ray Timing Explorer), renamed on orbit RXTE (Rossi X-Ray Timing Explorer) mission has the primary objective to study the temporal and broad-band spectral phenomena associated with stellar and galactic systems containing compact objects in the energy range 2--200 keV and in time scales from microseconds to years.

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Delta II | Radarsat

United Launch Alliance | USA
Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA
Nov. 4, 1995, 2:22 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Radarsat 1, a Canadian-led international program and a major part of the overall Canadian Space Agency (CSA) program, is Canada's first remote-sensing satellite.

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Falcon 9
Success
17 hours, 44 minutes ago
Starlink Group 6-51
Launch Complex 39A - Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

A batch of 23 satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Long March 2D
Success
3 days, 10 hours ago
SuperView Neo 3-01
Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603) - Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Commercial Earth observation satellite built by CAST for China Siwei Survey and Mapping Technology Co. Ltd, with 0.5 m resolution over 9 image wavele…


Falcon 9
Success
5 days, 13 hours ago
Starlink Group 6-49
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

A batch of 23 satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Falcon 9
Success
1 week ago
USSF-62
Space Launch Complex 4E - Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

First Weather System Follow-on (WSF) satellite. WSF-M (Weather System Follow-on - Microwave) is the next-generation operational environmental sate…


Angara A5/Blok DM-03
Success
1 week ago
Vostochny Angara Test Flight
Cosmodrome Site 1A - Vostochny Cosmodrome, Siberia, Russian Federation

First test launch of the Angara A5 launch vehicle from the Vostochny Cosmodrome. The rocket will carry a mass simulator payload.