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MSX

Delta II

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Success

Mission

MSX

Type: Government/Top Secret

MSX (Midcourse Space Experiment) demonstrated different multispectral imaging technologies to identify and track ballistic missiles during flight by observing rocket launches and orbital debris. Additionally it measured the composition and dynamics of the Earth’s atmosphere by observing ozone, chloroflourocarbons, carbon dioxide and methane.

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 7920-10 – United Launch Alliance

Family: Delta
Length: 38.7 m
Diameter: 2.4 m
Launch Mass: 251 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 5959 kg

The Delta II 7920-10 was manufactured by United Launch Alliance with the first launch on . Delta II 7920-10 has 9 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 9 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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