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ESSA 3

Thor Delta E

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Success

Mission

ESSA 3

Type: Earth Science

The ESSA series was the second generation of US meterological satellites after the TIROS (Television & Infra-Red Observation Satellite) series. They were also called OT (Operational TIROS), TOS (TIROS Operational Satellite).

Location

Space Launch Complex 2E

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

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

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

Rocket

Thor Delta E – McDonnell Douglas

Family: Thor
Length: 31 m
Diameter: 2.44 m
Launch Mass: 69 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 540 kg

The Thor Delta E was manufactured by McDonnell Douglas with the first launch on 1965-11-06. Thor Delta E has 6 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 6 launches. American orbital launch vehicle family with Thor first stage and a delta second stage.

Agency

United States Air Force

Type: Government
Abbreviation: USAF

Country: USA

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