Engineering:List of Thor and Delta launches (2000–2009)

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Between 2000 and 2009, there were 72 Thor-derived rockets launched, of which 70 were successful, giving a 97.2% success rate.

List of Thor and Delta launches
1957–1959 · 1960–1969 · 1970–1979 · 1980–1989 · 1990–1999 · 2000–2009 · 2010–2019 · 2020–2029

Notable missions

2001 Mars Odyssey

Main page: Astronomy:2001 Mars Odyssey

Mars Exploration Rover A and B (Spirit and Opportunity)

Spitzer Space Telescope

Main page: Astronomy:Spitzer Space Telescope

MESSENGER

Main page: Astronomy:MESSENGER

Dawn

Main page: Engineering:Dawn (spacecraft)

Kepler

Main page: Engineering:Kepler (spacecraft)

Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)

Main page: Astronomy:Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer

Launch statistics

Rocket configurations

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Launch sites

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Launch outcomes

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Launch history

2000

There were 7 Thor missiles launched in 2000. 6 of the 7 launches were successful, giving an 85.7% success rate.

Flight № Date / time (UTC) Rocket,
Configuration
Launch site Payload Payload mass Orbit Customer Launch
outcome
276 February 8, 2000
21:24
Delta II 7420-10C CCAFS SLC-17B Globalstar 7 550 kg LEO Globalstar Success[1]
Mobile Communications
277 March 25, 2000
20:34
Delta II 7326-9.5 Vandenberg Air Force Base SLC-2W IMAGE 210 kg Polar NASA Success[2]
Solar Wind Monitoring
278 May 11, 2000
01:48
Delta II 7925-9.5 CCAFS SLC-17A USA-150 (GPS IIR-4) 2,032 kg MEO US Air Force Success[3]
Navigation satellite
279 July 17, 2000
09:17
Delta II 7925-9.5 CCAFS SLC-17A USA-151 (GPS IIR-5) 2,032 kg MEO US Air Force Success[4]
Navigation satellite
280 August 23, 2000
11:05
Delta III 8930 CCAFS SLC-17B DM-F3 4383 kg GTO US Air Force Partial failure[5]
Reached lower than planned orbit, final flight of Delta III, Demosat
281 November 10, 2000
17:14
Delta II 7925-9.5 CCAFS SLC-17A USA-154 (GPS IIR-6) 2,032 kg MEO US Air Force Success[6]
Navigation satellite
282 November 21, 2000
18:24
Delta II 7320-10 VAFB SLC-2W EO-1/SAC-C 573 kg LEO NASA Success[7]
Earth Observing

2001

There were 7 Thor missiles launched in 2001. All 7 launches were successful.

Flight № Date / time (UTC) Rocket,
Configuration
Launch site Payload Payload mass Orbit Customer Launch
outcome
283 January 30, 2001
07:55
Delta II 7925-9.5 CCAFS SLC-17A USA-156 (GPS IIR-7) 2,032 kg MEO US Air Force Success[8]
Navigation satellite
284 April 7, 2001
15:02
Delta II 7925-9.5 CCAFS SLC-17A Mars Odyssey 376.3 kg Heliocentric NASA Success[9]
Mars orbiter
285 May 18, 2001
17:45
Delta II 7925-9.5 CCAFS SLC-17B GeoLITE 1800 kg GTO US NRO Success[10]
Technology Demonstrator
286 June 30, 2001
19:46
Delta II 7425-10 CCAFS SLC-17B WMAP 763 kg Sun-Earth L2 NASA Success[11]
Cosmic microwave background experiments, First flight with a 10-foot (3.0 m) composite fairing.
287 August 8, 2001
16:13
Delta II 7326-9.5 CCAFS SLC-17A Genesis Probe 494 kg Heliocentric NASA Success[12]
Solar Wind sample return
288 October 18, 2001
18:51
Delta II 7320-10 VAFB SLC-2W QuickBird 951 kg SSO DigitalGlobe Success[13]
Earth Imaging
289 2001-12-07
15:07
Delta II 7920-10 VAFB SLC-2W Jason-1/TIMED 1160 kg LEO NASA Success[14]
100th Delta II launch, Earth Observation

2002

There were 4 Thor missiles launched in 2002. All 4 launches were successful.

Flight № Date / time (UTC) Rocket,
Configuration
Launch site Payload Payload mass Orbit Customer Launch
outcome
290 February 11, 2002
17:43
Delta II 7920-10C VAFB SLC-2W Iridium IS-1 689 kg LEO Iridium Communications Success[15]
Mobile Communications
291 May 4, 2002
09:54
Delta II 7920-10L VAFB SLC-2W Aqua 3,117 kg LEO NASA Success[16]
Earth Observation
292 July 3, 2002
06:47
Delta II 7425 CCAFS SLC-17A CONTOUR 328 kg Heliocentric NASA Success [17]
Payload later failed, Comet probe
293 November 20, 2002
22:39
Delta IV-M+ (4,2) CCAFS SLC-37B Eutelsat W5 1,400 kg GTO Eutelsat Success[18]
First Delta IV launch, Commercial communications satellite

2003

There were 9 Thor missiles launched in 2003. All 9 launches were successful.

Flight № Date / time (UTC) Rocket,
Configuration
Launch site Payload Payload mass Orbit Customer Launch
outcome
294 January 13, 2003
00:45
Delta II 7320-10 VAFB SLC-2W ICESat, CHIPSat 1304 kg SSO NASA Success[19]
Earth science satellite, Astronomical satellite
295 January 29, 2003
18:06
Delta II 7925-9.5 CCAFS SLC-17B USA-166 (GPS IIR-8) 2,032 kg MEO US Air Force Success[20]
Navigation satellite
296 March 11, 2003
00:59
Delta IV-M CCAFS SLC-37B USA-167 (DSCS-3 A3) Classified GTO US Air Force Success[21]
Military communications satellite, First Delta IV Medium launch, First USAF EELV mission
297 March 31, 2003
22:09
Delta II 7925-9.5 CCAFS SLC-17A USA-168 (GPS IIR-9) 2,032 kg MEO US Air Force Success[22]
Navigation satellite
298 June 10, 2003
17:58
Delta II 7925-9.5 CCAFS SLC-17A Spirit (MER-A) 185 kg Heliocentric NASA Success[23]
Mars rover
299 July 8, 2003
03:18
Delta II 7925H-9.5 CCAFS SLC-17B Opportunity (MER-B) 185 kg Heliocentric NASA Success[24]
Mars rover, First Delta II Heavy launch (with GEM 46s used on the Delta III)
300 August 25, 2003
05:35
Delta II 7920H-9.5 CCAFS SLC-17B Spitzer Space Telescope (SIRTF) 851.5 kg Heliocentric NASA Success[25]
Infra-red telescope, 300th Delta rocket mission, First Delta II Heavy launch without a third-stage motor
301 August 29, 2003
23:13
Delta IV-M CCAFS SLC-37B USA-170 (DSCS-3 B6) Classified GTO US Air Force Success[26]
Military communications satellite
302 December 21, 2003
08:05
Delta II 7925-9.5 CCAFS SLC-17A USA-175 (GPS IIR-10) 2,032 kg MEO US Air Force Success[27]
Navigation satellite

2004

There were 8 Thor missiles launched in 2004. 7 of the 8 launches were successful, giving an 87.5% success rate.

Flight № Date / time (UTC) Rocket,
Configuration
Launch site Payload Payload mass Orbit Customer Launch
outcome
303 March 20, 2004
17:53
Delta II 7925-9.5 CCAFS SLC-17B USA-177 (GPS IIR-11) 2,032 kg MEO US Air Force Success[28]
Navigation satellite
304 April 20, 2004
16:57
Delta II 7920-10C VAFB SLC-2W Gravity Probe B 3,100 kg Polar Orbit NASA Success[29]
Science satellite
305 June 23, 2004
22:54
Delta II 7925-9.5 CCAFS SLC-17B USA-178 (GPS IIR-12) 2,032 kg MEO US Air Force Success[30]
Navigation satellite
306 July 15, 2004
10:02
Delta II 7920-10L VAFB SLC-2W Aura 2,970 kg SSO NASA Success[31]
Atmospheric science satellite, First use of a stretched 10-foot (3.0 m)-wide fairing
307 August 3, 2004
06:15
Delta II 7925H-9.5 CCAFS SLC-17B MESSENGER 1,107.9 kg Heliocentric NASA Success[32]
Mercury probe
308 November 6, 2004
05:39
Delta II 7925-9.5 CCAFS SLC-17B USA-180 (GPS IIR-13) 2,032 kg MEO US Air Force Success[33]
Navigation satellite
309 November 20, 2004
17:16
Delta II 7320-10C CCAFS SLC-17A Swift 843 kg LEO NASA Success[34]
Gamma-ray telescope
310 December 21, 2004
21:50
Delta IV Heavy CCAFS SLC-37B DemoSat[35] / 3CS-1 / 3CS-2 >6020 kg GSO (planned) Partial failure[36]
Demonstration payload, Payloads did not reach correct orbits, First Delta IV Heavy launch

2005

There were 3 Thor missiles launched in 2005. All 3 launches were successful.

Flight No. Date / time (UTC) Rocket,
Configuration
Launch site Payload Payload mass Orbit Customer Launch
outcome
311 January 12, 2005
18:47
Delta II 7925-9.5 CCAFS, SLC-17B Deep Impact 650 kg Heliocentric NASA Success[37]
Comet probe
312 May 20, 2005
10:22
Delta II 7320-10C Vandenberg Air Force Base , SLC-2W NOAA-18 1457 kg SSO NOAA Success [38]
Weather satellite
313 September 26, 2005
03:37
Delta II 7925-9.5 CCAFS, SLC-17A USA-183 (GPS IIR-M-1) 2,032 kg MEO United States Air Force Success [39]
Navigation satellite

2006

There were 10 Thor missiles launched in 2006. All 10 launches were successful.

Flight № Date / time (UTC) Rocket,
Configuration
Launch site Payload Payload mass Orbit Customer Launch
outcome
314 April 28, 2006
10:02
Delta II 7420-10C VAFB SLC-2W CloudSat, CALIPSO 1287 kg SSO NASA Success[40]
Two Atmospheric Satellites
315 May 24, 2006
22:11
Delta IV-M+ (4,2) CCAFS SLC-37B GOES-N (GOES-13) 3,133 kg GTO NASA/NOAA Success[41]
First Delta IV launch for NASA, Weather satellite
316 June 21, 2006
22:15
Delta II 7925-9.5 CCAFS SLC-17A Microsatellite Technology Experiment (MiTEx) (USA 187/USA 188/USA 189) GTO US Air Force Success[42]
Navy upper stage test, small sat launch
317 June 28, 2006
03:33
Delta IV-M+ (4,2) VAFB SLC-6 NROL-22 Molniya US NRO Success[43]
First Delta IV launch from Vandenberg, Reconnaissance satellite
318 September 25, 2006
18:50
Delta II 7925-9.5 CCAFS SLC-17A USA-190 (GPS IIR-M-2) 2,032 kg MEO US Air Force Success[44]
Navigation satellite
319 October 26, 2006
00:52
Delta II 7925-10L CCAFS SLC-17B STEREO 547 kg Heliocentric NASA Success[45]
Two solar observatories
320 November 4, 2006
13:53
Delta IV-M VAFB SLC-6 DMSP F17 Classified SSO DoD Success[46]
First Delta IV launch into a LEO/SSO, Military weather satellite
321 November 17, 2006
19:12
Delta II 7925-9.5 CCAFS SLC-17A USA-192 (GPS IIR-M-3) 2,032 kg MEO US Air Force Success[47]
Navigation satellite
322 December 14, 2006
21:00
Delta II 7920-10 VAFB SLC-2W USA-193 (NROL-21) 2,300 kg LEO US NRO Success[48]
First launch by United Launch Alliance. Reconnaissance satellite. Payload failed shortly after deployment; would eventually be destroyed on February 20, 2008 by an ASAT.
See also: Operation Burnt Frost

2007

There were 9 Thor missiles launched in 2007. All 9 launches were successful.

Flight № Date / time (UTC) Rocket,
Configuration
Launch site Payload Payload mass Orbit Customer Launch
outcome
323 February 17, 2007
23:01
Delta II 7925-10C CCAFS SLC-17B THEMIS 77 kg HEO NASA Success[49]
Five magnetosphere observatories
324 June 8, 2007
02:34
Delta II 7420-10 VAFB SLC-2W COSMO-SkyMed 1 LEO ASI Success[50]
Earth imaging/reconnaissance, Italian government
325 August 4, 2007
09:26
Delta II 7925 CCAFS SLC-17A Phoenix 350 kg Heliocentric NASA Success[51]
Mars lander
326 September 18, 2007
18:35
Delta II 7920-10 VAFB SLC-2W DigitalGlobe WorldView-1 2,500 kg SSO DigitalGlobe Success[52]
Commercial Earth imaging satellite
327 September 27, 2007
11:34
Delta II 7925H-9.5 CCAFS SLC-17B Dawn 747.1 kg Heliocentric NASA Success[53]
Asteroid probe
328 October 17, 2007
12:23
Delta II 7925-9.5 CCAFS SLC-17A USA-196 (GPS IIR-M-4) 2,032 kg MEO US Air Force Success[54]
Navigation satellite
329 November 11, 2007
01:50
Delta IV Heavy CCAFS SLC-37B DSP-23 5,250 kg GSO US Air Force Success[55]
First Delta IV launch contracted by United Launch Alliance and first operational Delta IV Heavy launch. Launch delayed due to damage to launch pad caused by a liquid oxygen leak.[56] Missile warning satellite. Spacecraft eventually stopped transmitting in September 2008.[57]
330 December 9, 2007
02:31
Delta II 7420-10 VAFB SLC-2W COSMO-2 LEO ASI Success[58]
Italian government, Earth imaging/reconnaissance
331 December 20, 2007
20:04
Delta II 7925-9.5 CCAFS SLC-17A USA-199 (GPS IIR-M-5) 2,032 kg MEO US Air Force Success[59]
Navigation satellite

2008

There were 5 Thor missiles launched in 2008. All 5 launches were successful.

Flight № Date / time (UTC) Rocket,
Configuration
Launch site Payload Payload mass Orbit Customer Launch
outcome
332 March 15, 2008
06:10
Delta II 7925-9.5 CCAFS SLC-17A USA-201 (GPS IIR-M-6) 2,032 kg MEO US Air Force Success[60]
80th consecutive successful launch, Navigation satellite
333 June 11, 2008
16:05
Delta II 7920H-10C CCAFS SLC-17B GLAST 4,303 kg LEO NASA Success[61]
First Delta II Heavy launch with a 10-foot (3.0 m)-wide composite fairing, Gamma-ray Telescope
334 June 20, 2008
07:46
Delta II 7320 VAFB SLC-2W Jason-2 510 kg LEO NASA Success[62]
Ocean topography
335 September 6, 2008
18:50
Delta II 7420-10 VAFB SLC-2W GeoEye-1 1,955 kg LEO DigitalGlobe Success[63]
Earth imaging
336 October 25, 2008
02:28
Delta II 7420 VAFB SLC-2W COSMO-3 LEO ASI Success[64]
Earth imaging/reconnaissance

2009

There were 11 Thor missiles launched in 2009. All 11 launches were successful.

Flight № Date / time (UTC) Rocket,
Configuration
Launch site Payload Payload mass Orbit Customer Launch
outcome
337 January 18, 2009
02:47
Delta IV Heavy CCAFS SLC-37B USA-202 (NROL-26) Classified GSO US NRO Success[65]
Reconnaissance satellite
338 February 6, 2009
10:22
Delta II 7320-10C VAFB SLC-2W NOAA-19 (NOAA-N Prime) 1,440 kg SSO NOAA Success[66]
Weather satellite
339 March 7, 2009
03:49
Delta II 7925-10L CCAFS SLC-17B Kepler 478 kg Heliocentric NASA Success[67]
Space photometer
340 March 24, 2009
08:34
Delta II 7925-9.5 CCAFS SLC-17A USA-203 (GPS IIR-M-7) 2,032 kg MEO US Air Force Success[68]
Navigation satellite
341 May 5, 2009
20:24
Delta II 7920-10C VAFB SLC-2W USA-205 (STSS-ATRR/GMD Block 2010 SRR) Classified LEO MDA Success[69]
Satellite Technology
342 June 27, 2009
22:51
Delta IV-M+ (4,2) CCAFS SLC-37B GOES-O (GOES-14) 3,133 kg GTO NASA/NOAA Success[70]
Weather satellite
343 August 17, 2009
10:35
Delta II 7925 CCAFS SLC-17A USA-206 (GPS IIRM-8) 2,032 kg MEO US Air Force Success[71]
Navigation satellite, Final launch from SLC-17A, Final Delta II launch for the United States Air Force , Final use of the 7925 configuration
344 September 25, 2009
12:20
Delta II 7920-10C CCAFS SLC-17B USA-208/209 (STSS Demo/GMD Block 2006) LEO US Air Force Success[72]
90th consecutive success for Delta II, Missile Defense Technology test
345 October 8, 2009
18:51
Delta II 7920-10C VAFB SLC-2W WorldView-2 2,800 kg LEO DigitalGlobe Success[73]
Earth imaging/reconnaissance
346 December 6, 2009
01:47
Delta IV-M+ (5,4) CCAFS SLC-37B USA-211 (WGS-3) 5,987 kg GTO US Air Force Success[74]
First Delta IV Medium+ (5,4) launch, Communication satellite
347 December 14, 2009
14:09
Delta II 7320-10C VAFB SLC-2W WISE 347 kg LEO NASA Success[75]
Space telescope

Images

See also

  • List of Atlas launches (2000–09)

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