Delta II | MSX

Delta II | MSX

Space Launch Complex 2W
Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA













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The United States Air Force (USAF) is the air service branch of the United States Armed Forces, and is one of the eight uniformed services of the United States. Originally created on 1 August 1907, as a part of the United States Army Signal Corps, the USAF was established as a separate branch of the United States Armed Forces in 1947 with the enactment of the National Security Act of 1947.



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 7920-10

Height 38.70 Meters

Max Stages 2

Mass To GTO 1828 kg

Liftoff Thrust 0 kN

Diameter 2.40 Meters

Mass To LEO 5959 kg

Liftoff Mass 251 Tonnes

Launch Success 9

Consecutive Success 9

Maiden Flight 1995-11-04

Launch Failures 0

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