Delta IV Heavy – United Launch Alliance Family: Delta meters Length: 72 meters Diameter: 5 meters Launch Mass: 733 Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 28370 The Delta IV Heavy was manufactured by United Launch Alliance with the first launch on 2004-12-21. Delta IV Heavy has 11 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 12 launches. The Delta IV Heavy (Delta 9250H) is an expendable heavy-lift launch vehicle, the largest type of the Delta IV family, and is the world’s second highest-capacity rocket in operation. It is manufactured by United Launch Alliance and was first launched in 2004. United Launch Alliance (ULA) is a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Space Systems and Boeing Defense, Space & Security. ULA was formed in December 2006 by combining the teams at these companies which provide spacecraft launch services to the government of the United States. ULA launches from both coasts of the US. They launch their Atlas V vehicle from LC-41 in Cape Canaveral and LC-3E at Vandeberg. Their Delta IV launches from LC-37 at Cape Canaveral and LC-6 at Vandenberg. United Launch Alliance is a Commercial USA entity that was founded in 2006 and is administered by CEO: Tory Bruno. United Launch Alliance has 142 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 143 launches.