List of Thor and Delta launches (1990–99)

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1990[edit]

Date/Time
(UTC)
Rocket S/N Launch Site Payload Function Orbit Outcome Remarks
1990-01-24
22:55
Delta II 6925 191 CCAFS LC-17A USA-50 (GPS II-6) Navigation satellite MEO Success
1990-02-07
01:33
H-I H-21 (F) Tanegashima SLC-N MOS-1B (Momo-1B) / Oscar 20 / DEBUT Earth observation satellite / Amateur radio satellite / Technological demonstration LEO / SSO Success
1990-02-14
16:15
Delta II 6920-8 192 CCAFS LC-17B LACE [1]
RME [2]
Military research Success
1990-03-26
02:45
Delta II 6925 193 CCAFS LC-17A USA-54 (GPS II-7) GPS Block II satellite MEO Success
1990-04-13
22:28
Delta II 6925-8 194 CCAFS LC-17B Palapa B2R Comsat GTO Success First commercial Delta II launch
1990-06-01
21:48
Delta II 6920-10 195 CCAFS LC-17A ROSAT [3] Space telescope LEO Success
1990-06-12
05:52
Delta 4925-8 196 CCAFS LC-17B INSAT 1D Comsat GTO Success Last Delta I launch
1990-08-02
05:39
Delta II 6925 197 CCAFS LC-17A USA-63 (GPS II-8) Navigation satellite MEO Success
1990-08-18
00:42
Delta II 6925 198 CCAFS LC-17B Thor 1 [4] (BSB-R2) Comsat GTO Success
1990-08-28
09:05
H-I H-22 (F) Tanegashima SLC-N BS-3A (Yuri-3A) Direct broadcasting satellite GTO Success
1990-10-01
21:56
Delta II 6925 199 CCAFS LC-17A USA-64 (GPS II-9) Navigation satellite MEO Success
1990-10-30
11:16
Delta II 6925 200 CCAFS LC-17B Inmarsat-2 F1 Maritime comsat GTO Success 200th Delta launch
1990-11-26
21:39
Delta II 7925 [5] 201 CCAFS LC-17A USA-66 (GPS IIA-1) Navigation satellite MEO Success First 7000-series launch

1991[edit]

Date/Time
(UTC)
Rocket S/N Launch Site Payload Function Orbit Outcome Remarks
1991-01-08
00:53
Delta II 7925 202 CCAFS LC-17B NATO 4A [6] Comsat GTO Success
1991-03-08
23:03
Delta II 6925 203 CCAFS LC-17B Inmarsat-2 F2 Comsat GTO Success
1991-04-13
00:09
Delta II 7925 204 CCAFS LC-17B ASC-2 (Spacenet F4) Comsat GTO Success
1991-05-29
22:55
Delta II 7925 205 CCAFS LC-17B Aurora 2 Comsat GTO Success
1991-07-04
02:32
Delta II 7925 206 CCAFS LC-17A USA-71 (GPS IIA-2) GPS Block IIA satellite MEO Success
Losat X Technology demonstration LEO
1991-08-25
08:40
H-I H-23 (F) Tanegashima SLC-N BS-3B (Yuri-3B) Direct broadcasting satellite GTO Success

1992[edit]

Date/Time
(UTC)
Rocket S/N Launch Site Payload Function Orbit Outcome Remarks
1992-02-11
01:50
H-I H-24 (F) Tanegashima SLC-N JERS-1 (Fuyo) Earth observation satellite LEO / SSO Success Final flight of Japanese license built Deltas; final use of Extended Long Tank Thor.
1992-02-23
22:29
Delta II 7925 207 CCAFS LC-17B USA-79 (GPS IIA-3) Navigation satellite MEO Success
1992-04-10
03:20
Delta II 7925 208 CCAFS LC-17B USA-80 (GPS IIA-4) Navigation satellite MEO Success
1992-05-14
00:40
Delta II 7925 209 CCAFS LC-17B Palapa B4 Comsat GTO Success
1992-06-07
16:40
Delta II 6920-10 210 CCAFS LC-17A EUVE Space telescope LEO Success
1992-07-07
09:20
Delta II 7925 211 CCAFS LC-17B USA-83 (GPS IIA-5) Navigation satellite MEO Success
1992-07-24
14:26
Delta II 6925 212 CCAFS LC-17A GEOTAIL Earth observation HEO Success Final 6000-series launch
DUVE Space telescope LEO
1992-08-31
10:41
Delta II 7925 213 CCAFS LC-17B Satcom C4 Comsat GTO Success
1992-09-09
08:57
Delta II 7925 214 CCAFS LC-17A USA-84 (GPS IIA-6) Navigation satellite MEO Success
1992-10-12
09:47
Delta II 7925 215 CCAFS LC-17B DFS-3 Comsat GTO Success
1992-11-22
23:54
Delta II 7925 216 CCAFS LC-17A USA-85 (GPS IIA-7) Navigation satellite MEO Success
1992-12-18
22:16
Delta II 7925 217 CCAFS LC-17B USA-87 (GPS IIA-8) Navigation satellite MEO Success

1993[edit]

Date/Time
(UTC)
Rocket S/N Launch Site Payload Function Orbit Outcome Remarks
1993-02-03
02:55
Delta II 7925 218 CCAFS LC-17A USA-88 (GPS IIA-9) Navigation satellite MEO Success
1993-03-30
03:09
Delta II 7925 219 CCAFS LC-17A USA-90 (GPS IIA-10) Navigation satellite MEO Success
SEDS-1 [7] Tether demonstration LEO
1993-05-13
00:07
Delta II 7925 220 CCAFS LC-17A USA-91 (GPS IIA-11) Navigation satellite MEO Success
1993-06-26
13:27
Delta II 7925 221 CCAFS LC-17A USA-92 (GPS IIA-12) Navigation satellite MEO Success
PMG Technology demonstration LEO
1993-08-30
12:38
Delta II 7925 222 CCAFS LC-17B USA-94 (GPS IIA-13) Navigation satellite MEO Success
1993-10-26
17:04
Delta II 7925 223 CCAFS LC-17B USA-96 (GPS IIA-14) Navigation satellite MEO Success
1993-12-08
00:48
Delta II 7925 224 CCAFS LC-17A NATO 4B Comsat GTO Success

1994[edit]

Date/Time
(UTC)
Rocket S/N Launch Site Payload Function Orbit Outcome Remarks
1994-02-19
23:45
Delta II 7925-8 225 CCAFS LC-17B Galaxy 1R Comsat GTO Success
1994-03-10
03:40
Delta II 7925 226 CCAFS LC-17A USA-100 (GPS IIA-15) Navigation satellite MEO Success
SEDS-2 Tether demonstration LEO
1994-11-01
09:31
Delta II 7925-10 227 CCAFS LC-17B Wind Solar research Heliocentric Success

1995[edit]

Date/Time
(UTC)
Rocket S/N Launch Site Payload Function Orbit Outcome Remarks
1995-08-05
11:10
Delta II 7925-9.5 228 CCAFS LC-17B Koreasat 1 Comsat GTO Partial failure spacecraft eventually reached correct orbit but with substantially shortened operational life
1995-11-04
14:22
Delta II 7920-10 229 VAFB SLC-2W RADARSAT-1 and SURFSAT Success First Delta II launch from Vandenberg
1995-12-30
13:48
Delta II 7920-10 230 CCAFS LC-17A XTE Success

1996[edit]

Date/Time
(UTC)
Rocket S/N Launch Site Payload Function Orbit Outcome Remarks
1996-01-14
11:11
Delta II 7925 231 CCAFS LC-17B Koreasat-2 Success
1996-02-17
20:43
Delta II 7925-8 232 CCAFS LC-17B NEAR Asteroid orbiter Heliocentric Success
1996-02-24
11:24
Delta II 7925-10 233 VAFB SLC-2W Polar Earth observation Success
1996-03-28
00:21
Delta II 7925 234 CCAFS LC-17B USA-117 (GPS IIA-16) Navigation satellite MEO Success
1996-04-24
12:27
Delta II 7920-10 235 VAFB SLC-2W MSX Infra-red telescope Success
1996-05-24
01:10
Delta II 7925 236 CCAFS LC-17B Galaxy 9 Comsat Success
1996-07-16
00:50
Delta II 7925 237 CCAFS LC-17A USA-126 (GPS IIA-17) Navigation satellite MEO Success
1996-09-12
08:49
Delta II 7925 238 CCAFS LC-17A USA-128 (GPS IIA-18) Navigation satellite MEO Success
1996-11-07
17:00
Delta II 7925 239 CCAFS LC-17A Mars Global Surveyor Mars orbiter Heliocentric Success
1996-12-04
06:58
Delta II 7925 240 CCAFS LC-17B Mars Pathfinder Mars lander and rover Heliocentric Success

1997[edit]

Date/Time
(UTC)
Rocket S/N Launch Site Payload Function Orbit Outcome Remarks
1997-01-17
11:28
Delta II 7925-9.5 241 CCAFS LC-17A GPS IIR-1 Navigation satellite planned: MEO Failure Exploded 13 seconds after launch CNN story
1997-05-05
14:55
Delta II 7920-10C 242 VAFB SLC-2 MS-1 Five Iridium satellites LEO Success
1997-05-20
22:39
Delta II 7925-9.5 243 CCAFS LC-17A Telenor Thor II Hughes HS 376 satellite GTO Success
1997-07-09
13:04
Delta II 7920-10C 244 VAFB SLC-2W MS-2 Five Iridium satellites Success
1997-07-23
03:43
Delta II 7925-9.5 245 CCAFS LC-17A USA-132 (GPS IIR-2) Navigation satellite MEO Success
1997-08-21
00:38
Delta II 7920-10C 246 VAFB SLC-2W MS-3 Five Iridium satellites Success
1997-08-25
14:39
Delta II 7920-8 247 CCAFS LC-17A Advanced Composition Explorer (ACE) Solar wind and cosmic-ray research Success
1997-09-27
01:23
Delta II 7920-10C 248 VAFB SLC-2W MS-4 Five Iridium satellites Success
1997-11-06
00:30
Delta II 7925 249 CCAFS LC-17A USA-134 (GPS IIA-19) Navigation satellite MEO Success
1997-11-09
01:34
Delta II 7920-10C 250 VAFB SLC-2W MS-5 Five Iridium satellites Success
1997-12-20
13:16
Delta II 7920-10C 251 VAFB SLC-2W MS-6 Five Iridium satellites Success

1998[edit]

Date/Time
(UTC)
Rocket S/N Launch Site Payload Function Orbit Outcome Remarks
1998-01-10
00:32
Delta II 7925-9.5 252 CCAFS SLC-17B Skynet 4D Success
1998-02-14
14:34
Delta II 7420-10C 253 CCAFS SLC-17A Globalstar-1 Four SS/L satellites LEO Success
1998-02-18
13:58
Delta II 7920-10C 254 VAFB SLC-2W MS-7 Five Iridium satellites Success
1998-03-30
06:02
Delta II 7920-10C 255 VAFB SLC-2W MS-8 Five Iridium satellites Success
1998-04-24
22:38
Delta II 7420-10C 256 CCAFS SLC-17A Globalstar-2 Four SS/L satellites LEO Success
1998-05-17
21:16
Delta II 7920-10C 257 VAFB SLC-2W MS-9 Five Iridium satellites Success
1998-06-10
00:35
Delta II 7925-9.5 258 CCAFS SLC-17A Thor III Success
1998-08-27
01:17
Delta III 8930 259 CCAFS SLC-17B Galaxy 10 Communications satellite GTO Failure Maiden flight of Delta III, Destroyed by range safety after control problems and depletion of hydraulic fluid
1998-09-08
21:13
Delta II 7920-10C 260 VAFB SLC-2W MS-10 Five Iridium satellites Success
1998-10-24
12:08
Delta II 7326 261 CCAFS SLC-17A Deep Space 1 Satellite Technology Heliocentric Success
1998-11-06
13:37
Delta II 7920-10C 262 VAFB SLC-2W MS-11 Five Iridium satellites Success
1998-11-22
23:54
Delta II 7925-9.5 263 CCAFS SLC-17B BONUM-1 Success
1998-12-11
18:45
Delta II 7425 264 CCAFS SLC-17A Mars Climate Orbiter Mars orbiter Heliocentric Success (payload later failed)

1999[edit]

Date/Time
(UTC)
Rocket S/N Launch Site Payload Function Orbit Outcome Remarks
1999-01-03
20:21
Delta II 7425 265 CCAFS SLC-17B Mars Polar Lander Mars lander Heliocentric Success (payload later failed)
1999-02-07
21:04
Delta II 7426 266 CCAFS SLC-17A Stardust Comet probe Heliocentric Success
1999-02-23
10:29
Delta II 7920-10 267 VAFB SLC-2W ARGOS (P91-1 ARGOS), Ørsted and SUNSAT research and development, scientific polar Success At a mission cost of $220M, ARGOS, with its nine payloads, was the USAF's largest R&D mission. Both Ørsted and SUNSAT were their respective countries first satellites.
1999-04-15
18:32
Delta II 7920-10 268 VAFB SLC-2W Landsat 7 Success
1999-05-05
01:00
Delta III 8930 269 CCAFS SLC-17B Orion 3 Communications satellite GTO Failure Second stage engine failure, placed payload into LEO
1999-06-10
13:48
Delta II 7420-10C 270 CCAFS SLC-17B Globalstar 3 LEO Success
1999-06-24
15:44
Delta II 7320-10 271 CCAFS SLC-17A FUSE Space telescope Success
1999-07-10
08:45
Delta II 7420-10C 272 CCAFS SLC-17B Globalstar 4 LEO Success
1999-07-25
07:46
Delta II 7420-10C 273 CCAFS SLC-17A Globalstar 5 LEO Success
1999-08-17
04:37
Delta II 7420-10C 274 CCAFS SLC-17B Globalstar 6 LEO Success
1999-10-07
12:51
Delta II 7925-9.5 275 CCAFS SLC-17A USA-145 (GPS IIR-3) Navigation satellite MEO Success

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