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FUSE

Delta II

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Success

Mission

FUSE

Type: Astrophysics

FUSE (Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer) represented the next generation, high-orbit, ultraviolet space observatory covering the wavelength range of 90.5-119.5 nm. The primary objective of FUSE was to use high-resolution spectroscopy at far ultraviolet wavelengths to study the origin and evolution of the lightest elements (hydrogen and deuterium) created shortly after the Big Bang, and the forces and processes involved in the evolution of galaxies, stars and planetary systems.

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 II 7320 – United Launch Alliance

Family: Delta
Length: 38.9 m
Diameter: 2.44 m
Launch Mass: 168 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 2800 kg

The Delta II 7320 was manufactured by United Launch Alliance with the first launch on . Delta II 7320 has 7 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 7 launches. Delta II is an American space launch system developed by McDonnell Douglas, now part of the Delta rocket family operated by United Launch Alliance. With more than 150 missions and a nearly perfect track record, Delta II has established itself as one of the most successful orbital launch systems.

Agency

United States Air Force

Type: Government
Abbreviation: USAF

Country: USA

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