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Delta A

Delta A

Delta A launching Explorer 14
Function Expendable launch system
Country of origin  United States
Launch history
Status Retired
Launch sites Cape Canaveral LC-17
Total launches 2
Successes 2
First flight 2 October 1962
Last flight 27 October 1962

The Delta A, or Thor-Delta A was an American expendable launch system used to launch two Explorer spacecraft in October 1962. A derivative of the Thor-Delta, it was a member of the Delta family of rockets.

The first stage was a Thor missile in the DM-21 configuration, and the second stage was the Delta A, an uprated version of the original Delta. An Altair solid rocket motor was used as a third stage. Both launches occurred from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 17B, and were successful. The first launched Explorer 14, and the second Explorer 15.

References

  • Wade, Mark. "Delta". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Retrieved 2009-02-09. 
  • Krebs, Gunter. "Thor family". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 2009-02-09. 
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