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
    38.7 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
    $$51
  • 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: Earth Science

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: Earth Science

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: Government/Top Secret

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

Low Earth Orbit
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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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Atlas V 551
Success
12 hours, 15 minutes ago
STP-3
Space Launch Complex 41 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Rideshare mission with the STPSat-6 satellite and six secondary payloads for the US Air Force. STPSat-6 carries the NNSA's Space and Atmospheric Burs…


Ceres-1
Success
18 hours, 22 minutes ago
Ceres-1
Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Soyuz STB
Success
2 days, 22 hours ago
2 x Galileo
Soyuz Launch Complex - Kourou, French Guiana

Payload consists of two satellites for Europe's Galileo navigation system.


Falcon 9
Success
4 days, 23 hours ago
Starlink 4-3
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

A batch of 48 satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system - as well as 2 BlackSky…


Long March 3
Success
1 week, 4 days ago
ChinaSat 1D
Launch Complex 2 (LC-2) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

The FH 2 (Feng Huo 2) series are reportedly the second generation of chinese military comsats and data relay satellites. They provide both C-band and…