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Douglas
American manufacturer of rockets, spacecraft, and rocket engines. Boeing Huntington Beach, Huntington Beach, CA, USA.

AKA: Boeing Huntington Beach;Douglas Huntington Beach;McDonnell Douglas Huntington Beach. Location: Huntington Beach, CA.

Douglas originated facility in the 1950's for production of the Thor IRBM. It continued in use for production of Delta space launchers, through acquisitions and mergers by McDonnell and then Boeing.



Country: USA. Spacecraft: D-558-1, D-558-2, D-558-3, Ideal Home Station, Program 505, MORL, Orbital Workshop, Paracone, Bono Saucer, Program 437, Project Selena, Project Deimos, UMPIRE Douglas, MORL Mars Flyby, MOL, Apollo LASS S-IVB, Program 922, S-IVB Advanced Station, Manned Orbiting Facility, Space Station Designs - 1982, ISS, Mir. Launch Vehicles: WAC, WAC A, WAC B, Douglas HATV, Corporal E, MGR-1, MGR-1A, MGR-1B, Thor, Delta, Thor DM-18, Thor Able, Thor Able I, Thor DM-18A, HJ, Thor Agena A, Thor Able II, Draco, Thor Delta A, Thor Able III, Thor Able II M1, Thor DM-18C, Thor Able IV, Thor Ablestar, Thor Delta, Thor Agena B, Thor Ablestar 2, Thor Hydra, Douglas Astro, Thor DSV-2D, Skybolt ALBM, Thor DSV-2E, Thor Agena D, Thor Delta B, Astro launch vehicle, DAC Helios, Thor SLV-2A Agena D, Thor SLV-2A Agena B, Thor SLV-2 Agena D, Thor DSV-2F, Dac Roc, Thor Delta C, DAC Helios ISI, Nova-1 DAC, Nova-2 DAC, Nova DAC ISI, OOST ISI, OOST, RITA C, ROOST ISI, ROOST, Rombus, Squirt, Thor SLV-2 Agena B, Thor DSV-2J, Thor DSV-2G, Thor Delta D, Thor MG-18, Thor Burner 1, Thor Delta E, Ithacus, Pegasus VTOVL, Thor Delta C1, Thor Delta E1, Thorad SLV-2G Agena D, Thor Burner 2, Thor Delta G, SASSTO, Hyperion SSTO, McDonnell-Douglas ILRV, Thor Delta J, Thor Delta N, Thor Delta M, Thorad SLV-2H Agena D, Thor Delta L, Shuttle MDC, Shuttle MDC A Alternate, Shuttle HCR, Shuttle LCR, Thor Delta N6, Thor Delta M6, Thor Burner 2A, Upstage, Delta 0900, Delta 1604, Delta 0300, Delta 1914, Delta 1913, Delta 1900, Delta 2313, Delta 2914, Delta 2310, Delta 2910, Delta 1410, Delta 1910, Delta 2913, Delta 3914, Thor DSV-2U, Delta 3910, HJ Orion, Delta 3910/PAM, Delta 3913, N-2 (2), Delta 2 7000, Delta 3920, Delta 3920/PAM, Delta 3924, Delta 0100, Delta 1000, Delta 4000, Delta 5000, Delta 3925, Delta C, Thor Burner, H-1 (2), H-1 6R, Barbarian MDD, Delta 2 6000, Delta 6925, Delta 3920-8, Delta 4925-8, Delta 5920-8, HEDI, Delta 6920-8, Delta 6925-8, Delta 6920-10, Delta 7925, DC-X, Delta Clipper, Delta 7925-8, DC-XA, Delta 7925-10, DC-X2, Delta 7920-10, Delta 7920-10C, Delta 7920-8, Delta 7925-9.5, Delta 7420-10C, Delta 8930, Delta 7326-9.5, Delta 7425-9.5, Delta 7426-9.5, Delta 7320-10, Delta 2000, Delta 7425-10, Delta 3000, Delta 7920-10L, Delta 4M+(4,2), Delta IV, Delta 4M, Delta 7920H, Delta 7320-10C, Delta 4H, Delta IV Heavy Upgrade 30 t, Delta IV Heavy Upgrade 35 t, Delta IV Heavy Upgrade 40 t, Delta IV Heavy Upgrade 42 t, Delta IV Heavy Upgrade 43 t, Delta IV Heavy Upgrade 45 t, Delta IV Heavy Upgrade 48 t, Delta IV Heavy Upgrade 53 t, Delta IV Heavy Upgrade 67 t, Delta IV Heavy Upgrade 70 t, Delta IV Heavy Upgrade 76 t, Delta IV Heavy Upgrade 87 t, Delta IV Heavy Upgrade 94 t, Next Generation Delta 100 t, Delta 7925-10L, Delta 7925H, Delta 7420-10, Delta IV Small, Delta 4M+(5,4), Delta 4M+(5,2). Projects: STS.

1998 January 23 - . 02:48 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC39A. Launch Platform: MLP3. LV Family: Shuttle. Launch Vehicle: Space Shuttle.
  • STS-89 - . Call Sign: Endeavour. Crew: Anderson, Dunbar, Edwards, Joe, Reilly, Sharipov, Thomas, Andrew, Wilcutt. Payload: Endeavour F12 / Spacehab Double Module. Mass: 116,277 kg (256,346 lb). Nation: USA. Related Persons: Anderson, Dunbar, Edwards, Joe, Reilly, Sharipov, Thomas, Andrew, Wilcutt. Agency: NASA Houston. Manufacturer: Douglas. Program: Mir. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spaceplane. Flight: Soyuz TM-26, STS-86 Mir NASA-5, STS-89, STS-89 Mir NASA-6. Spacecraft Bus: Shuttle. Spacecraft: Endeavour. Duration: 8.82 days. Decay Date: 1998-01-31 . USAF Sat Cat: 25143 . COSPAR: 1998-003A. Apogee: 382 km (237 mi). Perigee: 359 km (223 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 92.00 min.

    Penultimate Shuttle mission to Mir. Andy Thomas replaced David Wolf as the resident NASA astronaut. Endeavour docked with the SO module on Mir at 20:14 GMT on January 24, 1998.

    Payloads included:

    • Orbiter middeck: CEBAS (German/US biological module with fish and snails); dinosaur skull (part of a museum educational program)
    • Bay 1: Tunnel Adapter
    • Bay 3: Orbiter Docking System/External Airlock
    • Bay 4-7: Transfer Tunnel
    • Bay 8-12: Spacehab Double Module (payloads included supplies for Mir, X-ray crystallography detector planned for the International Space Station)
    • Bay 13P: Getaway Special GABA carrier with G-141, G-145 (German materials processing experiments)
    • Bay 13S: Getaway Special GABA carrier with G-093 (University of Michigan fluid dynamics experiment), G-432 (Chinese materials processing experiment)

    Despite fits problems with his Sokol emergency spacesuit, Andy Thomas replaced David Wolf as a Mir crew member on January 25. Endeavour undocked from Mir on January 29 at 16:57 GMT and made one flyaround of the station before departing and landing at Kennedy Space Center's runway 15 at 22:35 GMT on January 31.


1998 October 29 - . 19:19 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC39B. Launch Platform: MLP2. LV Family: Shuttle. Launch Vehicle: Space Shuttle.
  • STS-95 - . Call Sign: Discovery. Crew: Brown, Duque, Glenn, Lindsey, Mukai, Parazynski, Robinson. Payload: Discovery F25. Mass: 116,884 kg (257,685 lb). Nation: USA. Related Persons: Brown, Duque, Glenn, Lindsey, Mukai, Parazynski, Robinson. Agency: NASA Houston. Manufacturer: Douglas. Program: STS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spaceplane. Flight: STS-95. Spacecraft Bus: Shuttle. Spacecraft: Discovery. Duration: 8.91 days. Decay Date: 1998-11-07 . USAF Sat Cat: 25519 . COSPAR: 1998-064A. Apogee: 557 km (346 mi). Perigee: 536 km (333 mi). Inclination: 28.5000 deg. Period: 95.60 min.

    The flight of STS-95 provoked more publicity for NASA than any other flight in years, due to the presence of ex-astronaut Senator John Glenn on the crew, which also included the first Spanish astronaut, Pedro Duque. The US Navy PANSAT student satellite was deployed on Oct 30 into a 550 km x 561 x 28.5 degree orbit. The Spartan 201 satellite was deployed from Discovery on November 1 and retrieved on November 3. Spartan 201 was on its fifth mission to observe the solar corona. The data on this mission would be used to recalibrate the SOHO satellite which recently resumed observation of the Sun following loss of control. Discovery landed at 17:03:31 GMT November 7 on Runway 33 at the Shuttle Landing Facility at Kennedy Space Center.

  • Spacehab - . Mass: 5,000 kg (11,000 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: NASA Houston. Manufacturer: Douglas. Program: STS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned space laboratory. Spacecraft Bus: ISS. Spacecraft: Spacehab. Decay Date: 1981-04-13 . USAF Sat Cat: 25519 . COSPAR: 1998-064xx. Apogee: 560 km (340 mi). Perigee: 550 km (340 mi). Inclination: 28.4000 deg. Period: 95.75 min.

1998 December 4 - . 08:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC39A. Launch Platform: MLP3. LV Family: Shuttle. Launch Vehicle: Space Shuttle.
  • Unity - . Mass: 11,600 kg (25,500 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: NASA Houston. Manufacturer: Douglas. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned space station. Spacecraft Bus: ISS. Spacecraft: ISS Unity. Decay Date: 1972-01-01 . USAF Sat Cat: 25575 . COSPAR: 1998-069F. Apogee: 400 km (240 mi). Perigee: 387 km (240 mi). Inclination: 51.5000 deg. Period: 92.43 min.

1999 January 3 - . 20:21 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC17B. Launch Pad: SLC17B. LV Family: Thor. Launch Vehicle: Delta 7425-9.5.
  • DS2 Microprobe 2 - . Nation: USA. Agency: Douglas. Class: Mars. Type: Mars probe. Spacecraft Bus: Mars Polar Lander. Spacecraft: DS2 Microprobe. Decay Date: 1999-03-23 . USAF Sat Cat: 25607 . COSPAR: 1999-001C. Apogee: 645 km (400 mi). Perigee: 220 km (130 mi). Inclination: 25.8000 deg. Period: 93.23 min.

2000 August 23 - . 11:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC17B. Launch Pad: SLC17B. LV Family: Thor. Launch Vehicle: Delta 8930.
  • DM-F3 - . Payload: Dummy Payload. Mass: 4,348 kg (9,585 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: Seal Beach. Manufacturer: Douglas. Class: Technology. Type: Navigation technology satellite. Spacecraft: HS 601. Decay Date: 2009-02-04 . USAF Sat Cat: 26476 . COSPAR: 2000-048A. Apogee: 19,547 km (12,145 mi). Perigee: 212 km (131 mi). Inclination: 27.6000 deg.

    Vehicle Demonstration. Return to flight following earlier failure. The third Boeing Delta III launch was financed by the company and carried a dummy payload in order to bolster customer confidence in the new launch vehicle. The second stage ignited at an altitude of 158 km and the RL-10 shut off as planned in a 157 x 1363 km x 29.5 deg parking orbit. The engine fired again until fuel depletion, to place the vehicle in a geostationary transfer orbit of 190 x 20,655 km x 27.6 deg. This was much lower than that planned (23,400 km plus or minus 3,000 km) due to the fuel temperature and atmospheric conditions on the day of launch. The DM-F3 dummy payload was a mass model of the Orion 3 HS-601 satellite launched on the second Delta 3. The 4348 kg model was a 2.0m diameter, 1.7m high cylinder with two circular end plates, painted with black and white patterns. It was to be used by US Air Force researchers as a calibration target.



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