Delta II | Icesat

Delta II | Icesat

Space Launch Complex 2W
Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA













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Oceanography, gravimetry, altimetry mission.

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Delta II 7320

Height 38.90 Meters

Max Stages 2

Mass To GTO 0 kg

Liftoff Thrust 0 kN

Diameter 2.44 Meters

Mass To LEO 2800 kg

Liftoff Mass 168 Tonnes

Launch Success 6

Consecutive Success 6

Maiden Flight 1999-06-24

Launch Failures 0



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NASA's large strategic science missions or large strategic missions, formerly known as Flagship missions or Flagship-class missions, are the costliest and most capable NASA science spacecraft. Flagship missions exist within all four divisions of NASA's Science Mission Directorate (SMD): the astrophysics, Earth science, heliophysics and planetary science divisions.

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