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DSCS III A-3

Delta IV M

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Success

Mission

DSCS III A-3

Type: Communications

The U.S. Air Force Space Command operates 10 Phase III DSCS satellites providing defense officials and battlefield commanders secure voice and high rate data communications. The DSCS III system also transmits space operations and early warning data to various systems and users.

Location

Space Launch Complex 37B

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

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

Space Launch Complex 37B, Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Rocket

Delta IV M – United Launch Alliance

Family: Delta
Length: 63 m
Diameter: 5 m
Launch Mass: 250 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 8600 kg

The Delta IV M was manufactured by United Launch Alliance with the first launch on 2003-03-11. Delta IV M has 3 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 3 launches. Delta IV is a group of five expendable launch systems in the Delta rocket family introduced in the early 2000s. Originally designed by Boeing’s Defense, Space & Security division for the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) program, the Delta IV became a United Launch Alliance (ULA) product in 2006. The Delta IV was and is primarily a launch vehicle for United States Air Force military payloads, but has also been used to launch a number of U.S. government non-military payloads and a single commercial satellite.

Agency

United States Air Force

Type: Government
Abbreviation: USAF

Country: USA

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