Delta II | Messenger

Delta II | Messenger

Space Launch Complex 17B
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

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Messenger

MESSENGER was a NASA robotic space probe that orbited the planet Mercury between 2011 and 2015, studying Mercury's chemical composition, geology, and magnetic field. The name is a backronym for "MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging", and a reference to the messenger god Mercury from Roman mythology.

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Delta II 7925H-9.5


Height 38.90 Meters

Max Stages 3

Mass To GTO 2190 kg

Liftoff Thrust 0 kN

Diameter 2.40 Meters

Mass To LEO 0 kg

Liftoff Mass 286 Tonnes


Launch Success 3

Consecutive Success 3

Maiden Flight Unknown

Launch Failures 0


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