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Orion 3

Delta 8930

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Failure

Mission


Orion 3

  • Type: Communications
  • Orbit: Geostationary Orbit

American communications satellite. The launch on 4 May 1999 was unsuccessful due to underperformance by the rocket booster and the satellite was left in a useless orbit.

Location


Space Launch Complex 17B

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Space Launch Complex 17B has witnessed the launch of 132 rockets, including 132 orbital launch attempts, while Cape Canaveral, FL, USA, has been the site for 937 rocket launches.

Space Launch Complex 17B

Rocket


Boeing Delta 8930

The Delta III rocket was an expendable launch vehicle made by Boeing. The first Delta III launch was on August 26, 1998.

Agency


United States Air Force

The United States Air Force (USAF) is the air service branch of the United States Armed Forces, and is one of the eight uniformed services of the United States. Originally created on 1 August 1907, as a part of the United States Army Signal Corps, the USAF was established as a separate branch of the United States Armed Forces in 1947 with the enactment of the National Security Act of 1947.

United States Air Force
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