Delta II | DIF

Delta II | DIF

Space Launch Complex 17B
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA













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Delta II 7925-9.5

Height 38.90 Meters

Max Stages 3

Mass To GTO 1840 kg

Liftoff Thrust 0 kN

Diameter 2.40 Meters

Mass To LEO 0 kg

Liftoff Mass 232 Tonnes

Launch Success 25

Consecutive Success 25

Maiden Flight 1998-01-10

Launch Failures 0

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