Remove Ads

Iridium 55 to 60

Delta II

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Iridium 55 to 60

Type: Communications

Iridium provides global mobile telecommunications services using a constellation of 66 low earth orbit satellites in a 86.4° inclined orbit. Although 77 satellites were originally envisioned for the system and spawned the name based on the 77th element in the periodic table, the system has been scaled back. Motorola’s Satellite Communications Group designed and manufactured the Iridium satellites with Lockheed Martin providing the LM-700A spacecraft buses.

Location

Space Launch Complex 2W

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

698 rockets have launched from Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA.

Space Launch Complex 2W, Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

Rocket

Delta II 7920-10C – United Launch Alliance

Family: Delta
Length: 38.7 m
Diameter: 2.4 m

Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 5959 kg

The Delta II 7920-10C was manufactured by United Launch Alliance with the first launch on . Delta II 7920-10C has 17 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 17 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

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments