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Aura

Delta 7920-10L

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Aura

Type: Earth Science

Aura (EOS CH-1) is a multi-national NASA scientific research satellite in orbit around the Earth, studying the Earth’s ozone layer, air quality and climate. It is the third major component of the Earth Observing System following on Terra and Aqua.

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 7920-10L – McDonnell Douglas

Family: Delta
Length: 40 m
Diameter: 2.44 m
Launch Mass: 232 T

The Delta 7920-10L was manufactured by McDonnell Douglas with the first launch on 2002-05-04. Delta 7920-10L has 2 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 2 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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