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ESSA 5

Thor Delta E

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Success

Mission


ESSA 5

  • Type: Earth Science
  • Orbit: Sun-Synchronous Orbit
  • Launch Cost: $13,930,000

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

Space Launch Complex 2E has witnessed the launch of 47 rockets, including 47 orbital launch attempts, while Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA, has been the site for 746 rocket launches.

Space Launch Complex 2E

Rocket


McDonnell Douglas Thor Delta E

American orbital launch vehicle family with Thor first stage and a delta second stage.

Agency


United States Air Force

The United States Air Force (USAF) is the air service branch of the United States Armed Forces, and is one of the eight uniformed services of the United States. Originally created on 1 August 1907, as a part of the United States Army Signal Corps, the USAF was established as a separate branch of the United States Armed Forces in 1947 with the enactment of the National Security Act of 1947.

United States Air Force
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