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Contour

Delta 7425-9.5

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Contour

Type: Heliophysics

The CONTOUR (Comet Nucleus Tour) probe, built and operated by the Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), began its five year mission to explore three comets, using repeated encounters with the earth to modify its orbit in order to reach each target.

Location

Space Launch Complex 17A

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

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

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

Rocket

Delta 7425-9.5 – McDonnell Douglas

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

The Delta 7425-9.5 was manufactured by McDonnell Douglas with the first launch on 1998-12-11. Delta 7425-9.5 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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