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Mars Global Surveyor

Delta II

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Mars Global Surveyor

Type: Planetary Science

The Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) is designed to orbit Mars over a two year period and collect data on the surface morphology, topography, composition, gravity, atmospheric dynamics, and magnetic field. This data will be used to investigate the surface processes, geology, distribution of material, internal properties, evolution of the magnetic field, and the weather and climate of Mars.

Location

Space Launch Complex 17A

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

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

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

Rocket

Delta II 7925 – United Launch Alliance

Family: Delta
Length: 38.9 m
Diameter: 2.4 m
Launch Mass: 232 T

The Delta II 7925 was manufactured by United Launch Alliance with the first launch on . Delta II 7925 has 34 successful launches and 2 failed launches with a total of 36 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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