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Delta 1900
Part of Thor Family
American orbital launch vehicle. Three stage vehicle consisting of 9 x Castor 2 + 1 x ELT Thor/MB-3 + 1 x Delta F

Status: Retired 1973. First Launch: 1973-12-16. Last Launch: 1973-12-16. Number: 1 . Thrust: 2,410.00 kN (541,780 lbf). Gross mass: 130,000 kg (280,000 lb). Height: 35.00 m (114.00 ft). Diameter: 2.44 m (8.00 ft). Apogee: 4,000 km (2,400 mi).


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Family: orbital launch vehicle. Country: USA. Spacecraft: AE. Projects: Explorer. Launch Sites: Vandenberg, Vandenberg SLC2W. Stages: Delta F, Delta Thor ELT, Castor 2. Agency: Douglas.

1973 December 16 - . 06:18 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg SLC2W. LV Family: Thor. Launch Vehicle: Delta 1900.
  • Explorer 51 - . Payload: AE C. Mass: 658 kg (1,450 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: NASA Greenbelt. Program: Explorer. Class: Earth. Type: Atmosphere satellite. Spacecraft: AE. Decay Date: 1978-12-12 . USAF Sat Cat: 6977 . COSPAR: 1973-101A. Apogee: 4,306 km (2,675 mi). Perigee: 155 km (96 mi). Inclination: 68.1000 deg. Period: 132.50 min. Atmospheric Explorer; upper atmospheric research. Spacecraft engaged in research and exploration of the upper atmosphere or outer space (US Cat B). .


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