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Delta 4M+(5,2)
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Part of Delta IV Family
Delta 4 Med (5.2)
Delta 4 Med (5.2)
Delta IV Medium+ (5.2)
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American orbital launch vehicle. As Delta 4 medium but with 2 x GEM-60 solid rocket boosters and a 5 m diameter payload fairing.

AKA: Delta IV Medium+ (5.2). Status: Active. First Launch: 2012-04-03. Last Launch: 2016-02-10. Number: 2 . Payload: 10,300 kg (22,700 lb). Thrust: 4,183.20 kN (940,421 lbf). Gross mass: 292,732 kg (645,363 lb). Height: 77.20 m (253.20 ft). Diameter: 5.00 m (16.40 ft). Apogee: 185 km (114 mi).

LEO Payload: 10,300 kg (22,700 lb) to a 185 km orbit at 28.50 degrees. Payload: 4,350 kg (9,590 lb) to a GTO, 27 deg. Launch Price $: 150.000 million in 2004 dollars.

Stage Data - Delta IV Medium+ (5.2)

  • Stage 0. 2 x GEM 60. Gross Mass: 33,798 kg (74,511 lb). Empty Mass: 3,849 kg (8,485 lb). Thrust (vac): 826.553 kN (185,817 lbf). Isp: 275 sec. Burn time: 90 sec. Isp(sl): 243 sec. Diameter: 1.52 m (4.98 ft). Span: 1.52 m (4.98 ft). Length: 53.00 m (173.00 ft). Propellants: Solid. No Engines: 1. Engine: GEM 60. Status: In production. Comments: 90.5 bar chamber pressure, 11.0 nozzle expansion ratio. Figures for TVC version. Fixed nozzle version is 599 kg lighter.
  • Stage 1. 1 x Delta RS-68. Gross Mass: 226,400 kg (499,100 lb). Empty Mass: 26,760 kg (58,990 lb). Thrust (vac): 3,312.755 kN (744,737 lbf). Isp: 420 sec. Burn time: 249 sec. Isp(sl): 365 sec. Diameter: 5.10 m (16.70 ft). Span: 5.10 m (16.70 ft). Length: 40.80 m (133.80 ft). Propellants: Lox/LH2. No Engines: 1. Engine: RS-68. Status: In production. Comments: Low cost expendable stage using lower performance engine. Used in Delta 4, Boeing EELV. Engine can be throttled to 60%.
  • Stage 2. 1 x Delta 4 - 2. Gross Mass: 24,170 kg (53,280 lb). Empty Mass: 2,850 kg (6,280 lb). Thrust (vac): 110.050 kN (24,740 lbf). Isp: 462 sec. Burn time: 850 sec. Diameter: 2.44 m (8.00 ft). Span: 4.00 m (13.10 ft). Length: 12.00 m (39.00 ft). Propellants: Lox/LH2. No Engines: 1. Engine: RL-10B-2. Status: In production. Comments: Delta 3 second stage with hydrogen tank stretch.


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Family: orbital launch vehicle. Country: USA. Engines: RL-10B-2, RS-68. Spacecraft: Topaz. Launch Sites: Vandenberg SLC6. Stages: Delta 4-2, Delta RS-68, GEM 60, GEM 46. Agency: Douglas.

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