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Delta 5920-8
Part of Thor Family
American orbital launch vehicle. Three stage vehicle consisting of 9 x Castor 4A + 1 x ELT Thor/RS-27 + 1 x Delta K with 2.4 m (8 foot) diameter fairing)

Status: Retired 1989. First Launch: 1989-11-18. Last Launch: 1989-11-18. Number: 1 . Payload: 3,848 kg (8,483 lb). Thrust: 3,468.90 kN (779,840 lbf). Gross mass: 201,580 kg (444,400 lb). Height: 34.00 m (111.00 ft). Diameter: 2.44 m (8.00 ft). Apogee: 185 km (114 mi).

LEO Payload: 3,848 kg (8,483 lb) to a 185 km orbit. Payload: 1,405 kg (3,097 lb) to a GTO. Flyaway Unit Cost 1985$: 34.220 million.


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Family: orbital launch vehicle. Country: USA. Spacecraft: COBE. Launch Sites: Vandenberg, Vandenberg SLC2W. Stages: Delta Thor RS27, Castor 4A engine, Delta K. Agency: Douglas.

1989 November 18 - . 14:34 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg SLC2W. LV Family: Thor. Launch Vehicle: Delta 5920-8.
  • COBE - . Mass: 2,265 kg (4,993 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: NASA Greenbelt. Class: Astronomy. Type: X-ray astronomy satellite. Spacecraft: COBE. USAF Sat Cat: 20322 . COSPAR: 1989-089A. Apogee: 886 km (550 mi). Perigee: 873 km (542 mi). Inclination: 98.9000 deg. Period: 102.60 min. Cosmic Background Explorer; measured background galactic infrared radiation. Spacecraft engaged in research and exploration of the upper atmosphere or outer space (US Cat B)..


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