Delta II | Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer

Delta II | Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer

Space Launch Complex 17A
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA













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Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer

The XTE (X-Ray Timing Explorer), renamed on orbit RXTE (Rossi X-Ray Timing Explorer) mission has the primary objective to study the temporal and broad-band spectral phenomena associated with stellar and galactic systems containing compact objects in the energy range 2--200 keV and in time scales from microseconds to years.

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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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