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IMAGE

Delta 7326-9.5

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Success

Mission

IMAGE

Type: Planetary Science

IMAGE (Imager for Magnetopause to Aurora Global Exploration) uses neutral atom, ultraviolet, and radio imaging techniques to identify the dominant mechanisms for injecting plasma into the magnetosphere on substorm and magnetic storm time scales, determine the directly driven response of the magnetosphere to solar wind changes; and, discover how and where magnetospheric plasmas are energized, transported, and subsequently lost during substorms and magnetic storms.

Location

Space Launch Complex 2W

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

703 rockets have launched from Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA.

Space Launch Complex 2W, Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

Rocket

Delta 7326-9.5 – McDonnell Douglas

Family: Delta
Length: 38.4 m
Diameter: 2.44 m
Launch Mass: 155 T

The Delta 7326-9.5 was manufactured by McDonnell Douglas with the first launch on 1998-10-24. Delta 7326-9.5 has 3 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 3 launches. Delta II was an expendable launch system, originally designed and built by McDonnell Douglas. Delta II was part of the Delta rocket family and entered service in 1989. Delta II vehicles included the Delta 6000, and the two later Delta 7000 variants (“Light” and “Heavy”). The rocket flew its final mission ICESat-2 on 15 September 2018, earning the launch vehicle a streak of 100 successful missions in a row, with the last failure being GPS IIR-1 in 1997.

Agency

United States Air Force

Type: Government
Abbreviation: USAF

Country: USA

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