American orbital launch vehicle. Four stage vehicle consisting of 9 x Castor 4A + 1 x ELT Thor/RS-27 + 1 x Delta K + 1 x Star 48B
LEO Payload: 3,451 kg (7,608 lb) to a 185 km orbit. Payload: 1,283 kg (2,828 lb) to a GTO in 1985 dollars. Flyaway Unit Cost $: 38.320 million.
Status: Out of production.
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Gross mass: 192,360 kg (424,080 lb).
Payload: 3,451 kg (7,608 lb).
Height: 36.00 m (118.00 ft).
Diameter: 2.44 m (8.00 ft).
Thrust: 3,046.20 kN (684,813 lbf).
Apogee: 185 km (114 mi).
Star 48 Thiokol solid rocket engine. 67.2 kN. Used in Delta 3900; Conesotga; PAM-S; PAM-D. Total flown included in total for Star-48-8. Total impulse 575,682 kgf-sec. Motor propellant mass fraction 0.946. Isp=286s. First flight 1982. More...
Delta The Delta launch vehicle was America's longest-lived, most reliable, and lowest-cost space launch vehicle. Development began in 1955 and it continued in service in the 21st Century despite numerous candidate replacements. More...
Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
Douglas American manufacturer of rockets, spacecraft, and rocket engines. Boeing Huntington Beach, Huntington Beach, CA, USA. More...
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