Delta II 7920-10C | STSS-ATRR/GMD (USA-205)

United Launch Alliance launch of a Delta II 7920-10C Rocket

Launch Status

United Launch Alliance was scheduled to launch a Delta II 7920-10C rocket as part of the STSS-ATRR/GMD (USA-205) mission. The launch window for the Government/Top Secret mission was on Tue, May 5th, 2009, 4:24 PM EDT from Space Launch Complex 2W, Vandenberg AFB, CA. The status of the launch was Success with a 0% chance for favorable weather conditions. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch!



A satellite to demonstrate new technology for missile detection early wanring systems. Used in later operation capacities.


Space Launch Complex 2W, Vandenberg AFB, CA

Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA


Delta II

Delta II is an American space launch system developed by McDonnell Douglas, now part of the Delta rocket family operated by United Launch Alliance. With more than 150 missions and a nearly perfect track record, Delta II has established itself as one of the most successful orbital launch systems.

United Launch Alliance

United Launch Alliance (ULA) is a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Space Systems and Boeing Defense, Space & Security. ULA was formed in December 2006 by combining the teams at these companies which provide spacecraft launch services to the government of the United States. ULA launches from both coasts of the US. They launch their Atlas V vehicle from LC-41 in Cape Canaveral and LC-3E at Vandeberg. Their Delta IV launches from LC-37 at Cape Canaveral and LC-6 at Vandenberg.