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ACE

Delta 7920-8

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Success

Mission

ACE

Type: Astrophysics

The objective of the ACE (Advanced Composition Explorer) is to collect observations of particles of solar, interplanetary, interstellar, and galactic origins, spanning the energy range from that of keV.solar wind ions to galactic cosmic ray nuclei up to 600 MeV/nucleon.

Location

Space Launch Complex 17A

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

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

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

Rocket

Delta 7920-8 – McDonnell Douglas

Family: Delta
Length: 39 m
Diameter: 2.44 m
Launch Mass: 220 T

The Delta 7920-8 was manufactured by McDonnell Douglas with the first launch on 1997-08-25. Delta 7920-8 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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