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WMAP

Delta 7425-10

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Success

Mission

WMAP

Type: Planetary Science

MAP was to measure fluctuations in the cosmic 3 Kelvin microwave background with the degree of precision required to answer questions about the big bang and the total mass and fate of the universe.

Location

Space Launch Complex 17B

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

865 rockets have launched from Cape Canaveral, FL, USA.

Space Launch Complex 17B, Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Rocket

Delta 7425-10 – McDonnell Douglas

Family: Delta
Length: 39 m
Diameter: 2.44 m
Launch Mass: 170 T

The Delta 7425-10 was manufactured by McDonnell Douglas with the first launch on 2001-06-30. Delta 7425-10 has 1 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 1 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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