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
    2.9 m
  • Launch Mass
    168 T
  • Thrust
Family
  • Name
    Delta II
  • Family
    Delta
  • Variant
    7320
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Delta II 7320
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $$51M
  • Low Earth Orbit
    2800 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity
    1650 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 | SAC-D

United Launch Alliance | USA
Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA
June 10, 2011, 2:20 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Unknown Mission

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


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Delta II | Astra 1M

United Launch Alliance | USA
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan
Nov. 5, 2008, 8:44 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Luxembourgian geostationary direct broadcasting satellite

Geostationary Orbit
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Delta II 7320 | Jason-2

United Launch Alliance | USA
Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA
June 20, 2008, 7:46 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Earth Science

A joint mission between NASA and CNES. It's mission, to survey and monitor sea surface height.

Low Earth Orbit
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Delta II | Icesat

United Launch Alliance | USA
Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA
Jan. 13, 2003, 12:45 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Oceanography, gravimetry, altimetry mission.

Polar Orbit
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Delta II | QuickBird 2

United Launch Alliance | USA
Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA
Oct. 18, 2001, 6:51 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

The QuickBird commercial imaging satellite was owned by DigitalGlobe (formerly EarthWatch) and used a Ball BCP2000 bus with a launch mass of 1028 kg and a dry mass of about 995 kg.

Low Earth Orbit
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Delta II | EO 1 & SAC C

United Launch Alliance | USA
Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA
Nov. 21, 2000, 6:24 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

EO 1 and SAS C are American and Argentinian Earth-imaging satellites.

Polar Orbit
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Delta II | FUSE

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
June 24, 1999, 3:44 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

FUSE (Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer) represented the next generation, high-orbit, ultraviolet space observatory covering the wavelength range of 90.5-119.5 nm. The primary objective of FUSE was to use high-resolution spectroscopy at far ultraviolet wavelengths to study the origin and evolution of the lightest elements (hydrogen and deuterium) created shortly after the Big Bang, and the forces and processes involved in the evolution of galaxies, stars and planetary systems.

Low Earth Orbit
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