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Delta 3 Cutaway
Delta 3 Cutaway - Delta 3 Cutaway Drawing

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Family: Delta. Country: USA. Status: Hardware. Other Designations: Delta III.

Specifications

Launches: 3. Failures: 2. Success Rate: 33.33% pct. First Launch Date: 27 August 1998. Last Launch Date: 23 August 2000. LEO Payload: 8,292 kg. to: 185 km Orbit. at: 28.7 degrees. Payload: 3,810 kg. to a: Geosynchronous transfer trajectory. Liftoff Thrust: 498,590 kgf. Total Mass: 301,450 kg. Core Diameter: 2.4 m. Total Length: 35.0 m. Launch Price $: 90.00 million. in 1999 price dollars.


Delta 3 Chronology


1998 Aug 27 - - 01:17 GMT. LV Configuration: Delta 3 s/n D3-1. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC17B. FAILURE: Due to guidance system induced oscillation all solid motor gimbal hydraulic fluid exhausted after only 71 seconds of flight. Range safety detroyed booster 75 seconds into flight at 16 km altitude.
1999 May 5 - - 01:00 GMT. LV Configuration: Delta 8930 s/n D269. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: SLC17B. FAILURE: Engine failure at ignition for second burn of Centaur stage.
2000 Aug 23 - - 11:05 GMT. LV Configuration: 8930 s/n D280. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: SLC17B.

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