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Delta 1604
Part of Thor Family
American orbital launch vehicle. Four stage vehicle consisting of 6 x Castor 2 + 1 x ELT Thor/MB-3 + 1 x Delta F + 1 x Star 37C

Status: Retired 1973. First Launch: 1972-09-23. Last Launch: 1973-10-26. Number: 2 . Payload: 600 kg (1,320 lb). Gross mass: 118,000 kg (260,000 lb). Height: 35.00 m (114.00 ft). Diameter: 2.44 m (8.00 ft). Apogee: 200,000 km (120,000 mi).

LEO Payload: 600 kg (1,320 lb). Payload: 600 kg (1,320 lb) to a GTO.


More at: Delta 1604.

Family: orbital launch vehicle. Country: USA. Spacecraft: IMP. Projects: Explorer. Launch Sites: Cape Canaveral, Cape Canaveral LC17B. Stages: Delta F, Delta Thor ELT, Castor 2, Star 37C. Agency: Douglas.

1972 September 23 - . 01:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC17B. LV Family: Thor. Launch Vehicle: Delta 1604.
  • Explorer 47 - . Payload: IMP H. Mass: 376 kg (828 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: NASA Greenbelt. Program: Explorer. Class: Earth. Type: Magnetosphere satellite. Spacecraft: IMP. USAF Sat Cat: 6197 . COSPAR: 1972-073A. Apogee: 235,600 km (146,300 mi). Perigee: 201,100 km (124,900 mi). Inclination: 17.2000 deg. Period: 17,670.00 min. Investigated cislunar radiation, Earth's magnetosphere, interplantary magnetic field. Spacecraft engaged in practical applications and uses of space technology such as weather or communication (US Cat C). .

1973 October 26 - . 02:26 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC17B. LV Family: Thor. Launch Vehicle: Delta 1604.
  • Explorer 50 - . Payload: IMP J. Mass: 371 kg (817 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: NASA Greenbelt. Program: Explorer. Class: Earth. Type: Magnetosphere satellite. Spacecraft: IMP. USAF Sat Cat: 6893 . COSPAR: 1973-078A. Apogee: 244,361 km (151,838 mi). Perigee: 190,749 km (118,525 mi). Inclination: 31.6000 deg. Period: 17,576.70 min. Solar flare and radiation monitor. Spacecraft engaged in research and exploration of the upper atmosphere or outer space (US Cat B). .


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