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Messenger

Delta II

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Messenger

Type: Planetary Science

MESSENGER was a NASA robotic space probe that orbited the planet Mercury between 2011 and 2015, studying Mercury’s chemical composition, geology, and magnetic field. The name is a backronym for “MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging”, and a reference to the messenger god Mercury from Roman mythology.

Location

Space Launch Complex 17B

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

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

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

Rocket

Delta II 7925H-9.5 – United Launch Alliance

Family: Delta
Length: 38.9 m
Diameter: 2.4 m
Launch Mass: 286 T

The Delta II 7925H-9.5 was manufactured by United Launch Alliance with the first launch on . Delta II 7925H-9.5 has 3 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 3 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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