List of Thor and Delta launches (2000–09)

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2000[edit]

Date/Time
(UTC)
Rocket S/N Launch Site Payload Function Orbit Outcome Remarks
2000-02-08
21:24
Delta II 7420-10C 276 CCAFS SLC-17B Globalstar 7 Mobile Communications LEO Success[1]
2000-03-25
20:34
Delta II 7326-9.5 277 VAFB SLC-2W IMAGE Solar Wind Monitoring Success[2]
2000-05-11
01:48
Delta II 7925-9.5 278 CCAFS SLC-17A USA-150 (GPS IIR-4) Navigation satellite MEO Success[3]
2000-07-16
09:17
Delta II 7925-9.5 279 CCAFS SLC-17A USA-151 (GPS IIR-5) Navigation satellite MEO Success[4]
2000-08-23
11:05
Delta III 8930 280 CCAFS SLC-17B DM-F3 Demosat GTO Partial failure[5] Reached lower than planned orbit, final flight of Delta III
2000-11-10
17:14
Delta II 7925-9.5 281 CCAFS SLC-17A USA-154 (GPS IIR-6) Navigation satellite MEO Success[6]
2000-11-21
18:24
Delta II 7320-10 282 VAFB SLC-2W EO-1/SAC-C Earth Observing LEO Success[7]

2001[edit]

Date/Time
(UTC)
Rocket S/N Launch Site Payload Function Orbit Outcome Remarks
2001-01-30
07:55
Delta II 7925-9.5 283 CCAFS SLC-17A USA-156 (GPS IIR-7) Navigation satellite MEO Success[8]
2001-04-07
15:02
Delta II 7925-9.5 284 CCAFS SLC-17A Mars Odyssey Mars orbiter Heliocentric Success[9]
2001-05-18
17:45
Delta II 7925-9.5 285 CCAFS SLC-17B GeoLITE Technology Demonstrator GTO Success[10]
2001-06-30
19:46
Delta II 7425-10 286 CCAFS SLC-17B WMAP Cosmic microwave background experiments Sun-Earth L2 Success[11] First flight with a 10-foot (3.0 m) composite fairing.
2001-08-08
16:13
Delta II 7326-9.5 287 CCAFS SLC-17A Genesis Probe Solar Wind sample return Heliocentric Success[12]
2001-10-18
18:51
Delta II 7320-10 288 VAFB SLC-2W QuickBird Earth Imaging Success[13]
2001-12-07
15:07
Delta II 7920-10 289 VAFB SLC-2W Jason-1/TIMED Earth Observation Success[14] 100th Delta II launch

2002[edit]

Date/Time
(UTC)
Rocket S/N Launch Site Payload Function Orbit Outcome Remarks
2002-02-11
17:43
Delta II 7920-10C 290 VAFB SLC-2W Iridium IS-1 Mobile Communications LEO Success[15]
2002-05-04
09:54
Delta II 7920-10L 291 VAFB SLC-2W Aqua Earth Observation LEO Success[16]
2002-07-03
06:47
Delta II 7425 292 CCAFS SLC-17A CONTOUR Comet probe Heliocentric Success (payload later failed)[17]
2002-11-20
22:39
Delta IV-M+ (4,2) 293 CCAFS SLC-37B Eutelsat W5 Commercial communications satellite GTO Success[18] First Delta IV launch

2003[edit]

Date/Time
(UTC)
Rocket S/N Launch Site Payload Function Orbit Outcome Remarks
2003-01-13
00:45
Delta II 7320-10 294 VAFB SLC-2W ICESat, CHIPSat Earth science satellite, Astronomical satellite SSO Success[19]
2003-01-29
18:06
Delta II 7925-9.5 295 CCAFS SLC-17B USA-166 (GPS IIR-8) Navigation satellite MEO Success[20]
2003-03-11
00:59
Delta IV-M 296 CCAFS SLC-37B USA-167 (DSCS-3 A3) Military communications satellite GTO Success[21] First Delta IV Medium launch
First USAF EELV mission
2003-03-31
22:09
Delta II 7925-9.5 297 CCAFS SLC-17A USA-168 (GPS IIR-9) Navigation satellite MEO Success[22]
2003-06-10
17:58
Delta II 7925-9.5 298 CCAFS SLC-17A Spirit (MER-A) Mars rover Heliocentric Success[23]
2003-07-08
03:18
Delta II 7925H-9.5 299 CCAFS SLC-17B Opportunity (MER-B) Mars rover Heliocentric Success[24] First Delta II Heavy launch (with GEM 46s used on the Delta III)
2003-08-25
05:35
Delta II 7920H-9.5 300 CCAFS SLC-17B Spitzer Space Telescope (SIRTF) Infra-red telescope Heliocentric Success[25] 300th Delta rocket mission
First Delta II Heavy launch without a third-stage motor
2003-08-29
23:13
Delta IV-M 301 CCAFS SLC-37B USA-170 (DSCS-3 B6) Military communications satellite GTO Success[26]
2003-12-21
08:05
Delta II 7925-9.5 302 CCAFS SLC-17A USA-175 (GPS IIR-10) Navigation satellite MEO Success[27]

2004[edit]

Date/Time
(UTC)
Rocket S/N Launch Site Payload Function Orbit Outcome Remarks
2004-03-20
17:53
Delta II 7925-9.5 303 CCAFS SLC-17B USA-177 (GPS IIR-11) Navigation satellite MEO Success[28]
2004-04-20
16:57
Delta II 7920-10C 304 VAFB SLC-2W Gravity Probe B Science satellite Polar Orbit Success[29]
2004-06-23
22:54
Delta II 7925-9.5 305 CCAFS SLC-17B USA-178 (GPS IIR-12) Navigation satellite MEO Success[30]
2004-07-15
10:02
Delta II 7920-10L 306 VAFB SLC-2W Aura Atmospheric science satellite SSO Success[31] First use of a stretched 10-foot (3.0 m)-wide fairing
2004-08-03
06:15
Delta II 7925H-9.5 307 CCAFS SLC-17B MESSENGER Mercury probe Heliocentric Success[32]
2004-11-06
05:39
Delta II 7925-9.5 308 CCAFS SLC-17B USA-180 (GPS IIR-13) Navigation satellite MEO Success[33]
2004-11-20
17:16
Delta II 7320-10C 309 CCAFS SLC-17A Swift Gamma-ray telescope LEO Success[34]
2004-12-21
21:50
Delta IV-H 310 CCAFS SLC-37B DemoSat[35] / 3CS-1 / 3CS-2 Demonstration payload GSO (planned) Partial failure, payloads did not reach correct orbits[36] First Delta IV Heavy launch

2005[edit]

Date/Time
(UTC)
Rocket S/N Launch Site Payload Function Orbit Outcome Remarks
2005-01-12
18:47
Delta II 7925-9.5 311 CCAFS SLC-17B Deep Impact Comet probe Heliocentric Success[37]
2005-05-20
10:22
Delta II 7320-10C 312 VAFB SLC-2W NOAA-N Weather satellite SSO Success[38]
2005-09-26
03:37
Delta II 7925-9.5 313 CCAFS SLC-17A USA-183 (GPS IIR-M-1) Navigation satellite MEO Success[39]

2006[edit]

Date/Time
(UTC)
Rocket S/N Launch Site Payload Function Orbit Outcome Remarks
2006-04-28
10:02
Delta II 7420-10C 314 VAFB SLC-2W CloudSat, CALIPSO Two Atmospheric Satellites SSO Success[40]
2006-05-24
22:11
Delta IV-M+ (4,2) 315 CCAFS SLC-37B GOES 13 (GOES-N) Weather satellite GTO Success[41] First Delta IV launch for NASA
2006-06-21
22:15
Delta II 7925-9.5 316 CCAFS SLC-17A Microsatellite Technology Experiment (MiTEx) (USA 187/USA 188/USA 189) Navy upperstage test, small sat launch GTO Success[42]
2006-06-28
03:33
Delta IV-M+ (4,2) 317 VAFB SLC-6 NROL-22 Reconnaissance satellite Molniya Success[43] First Delta IV launch from Vandenberg
2006-09-25
18:50
Delta II 7925-9.5 318 CCAFS SLC-17A USA-190 (GPS IIR-M-2) Navigation satellite MEO Success[44]
2006-10-26
00:52
Delta II 7925-10L 319 CCAFS SLC-17B STEREO Two solar observatories Heliocentric (HEO with nearly 400,000 km maximum altitude, then would orbit heliocentric) Success[45]
2006-11-04
13:53
Delta IV-M 320 VAFB SLC-6 DMSP F17 Military weather satellite SSO Success[46] First Delta IV launch into a LEO/SSO
2006-11-17
19:12
Delta II 7925-9.5 321 CCAFS SLC-17A USA-192 (GPS IIR-M-3) Navigation satellite MEO Success[47]
2006-12-14
21:00
Delta II 7920-10 322 VAFB SLC-2W USA 193 (NROL-21) Classified NRO spy satellite LEO Success (payload later failed) [48] First launch by United Launch Alliance. Satellite later destroyed by an ASAT.

2007[edit]

Date/Time
(UTC)
Rocket S/N Launch Site Payload Function Orbit Outcome Remarks
2007-02-17
23:01
Delta II 7925-10C 323 CCAFS SLC-17B THEMIS Five magnetosphere observatories HEO, perigee 64,000 km, apogee 190,000 km Success[49]
2007-06-08
02:34
Delta II 7420-10 324 VAFB SLC-2W COSMO-SkyMed Earth imaging/reconnaissance LEO Success[50] Italian government
2007-08-04
09:26
Delta II 7925 325 CCAFS SLC-17A Phoenix Mars lander Heliocentric Success[51]
2007-09-18
18:35
Delta II 7920-10 326 VAFB SLC-2W DigitalGlobe WorldView-1 commercial Earth imaging satellite Sun-synchronous Success[52]
2007-09-27
11:34
Delta II 7925H-9.5 327 CCAFS SLC-17B Dawn Asteroid probe Heliocentric Success[53]
2007-10-17
12:23
Delta II 7925-9.5 328 CCAFS SLC-17A USA-196 (GPS IIR-M-4) Navigation satellite MEO Success[54]
2007-11-11
01:50
Delta IV-H 329 CCAFS SLC-37B DSP-23 Missile Warning satellite GSO Success (payload later failed) [55]
  • First Delta IV launch contracted by United Launch Alliance
  • Launch delayed due to damage to launch pad caused by a liquid oxygen leak[56]
  • Spacecraft stopped transmitting in September 2008[57]
2007-12-09
02:31
Delta II 7420-10 330 VAFB SLC-2W COSMO-2 Earth imaging/reconnaissance LEO Success[58] Italian government
2007-12-20
20:04
Delta II 7925-9.5 331 CCAFS SLC-17A USA-199 (GPS IIR-M-5) Navigation satellite MEO Success[59]

2008[edit]

Date/Time
(UTC)
Rocket S/N Launch Site Payload Function Orbit Outcome Remarks
2008-03-15
06:10
Delta II 7925-9.5 332 CCAFS SLC-17A USA-201 (GPS IIR-M-6) Navigation satellite MEO Success[60] 80th consecutive successful launch
2008-06-11
16:05
Delta II 7920H-10C 333 CCAFS SLC-17B GLAST Gamma-ray Telescope LEO (565 km circular orbit @ 28.5° inclination) Success[61] First Delta II Heavy launch with a 10-foot (3.0 m)-wide composite fairing
2008-06-20
07:46
Delta II 7320 334 VAFB SLC-2W Jason-2 Ocean topography LEO Success[62]
2008-09-06
18:50
Delta II 7420-10 335 VAFB SLC-2W GeoEye-1 Earth imaging LEO Success[63]
2008-10-25
02:28
Delta II 7420 336 VAFB SLC-2W COSMO-3 Earth imaging/reconnaissance LEO Success[64]

2009[edit]

Date/Time
(UTC)
Rocket S/N Launch Site Payload Function Orbit Outcome Remarks
2009-01-18
02:47
Delta IV-H 337 CCAFS SLC-37B USA-202 (NROL-26) Reconnaissance satellite GSO Success[65]
2009-02-06
10:22
Delta II 7320-10C 338 VAFB SLC-2W NOAA-19 (NOAA-N Prime) Weather satellite SSO Success[66]
2009-03-07
03:49
Delta II 7925-10L 339 CCAFS SLC-17B Kepler Space photometer Heliocentric Success[67]
2009-03-24
08:34
Delta II 7925-9.5 340 CCAFS SLC-17A USA-203 (GPS IIR-M-7) Navigation satellite MEO Success[68]
2009-05-05
20:24
Delta II 7920-10C 341 VAFB SLC-2W USA-205 (STSS-ATRR/GMD Block 2010 SRR) Satellite Technology LEO Success[69]
2009-06-27
22:51
Delta IV-M+ (4,2) 342 CCAFS SLC-37B GOES 14 (GOES-O) Weather satellite GTO Success[70]
2009-08-17
10:35
Delta II 7925 343 CCAFS SLC-17A USA-206 (GPS IIRM-8) Navigation satellite MEO Success[71] Final launch from SLC-17A
Final Delta II launch for the USAF
Final use of the 7925 configuration
2009-09-25
12:20
Delta II 7920-10C 344 CCAFS SLC-17B USA-208/209 (STSS Demo/GMD Block 2006) Missile Defense Technology test LEO Success[72] 90th consecutive success for Delta II
2009-10-08
18:51
Delta II 7920-10C 345 VAFB SLC-2W WorldView-2 Earth imaging/reconnaissance LEO Success[73]
2009-12-06
01:47
Delta IV-M+ (5,4) 346 CCAFS SLC-37B USA-211 (WGS-3) Communication satellite GTO Success[74] First Delta IV Medium+ (5,4) launch
2009-12-14
14:09
Delta II 7320-10C 347 VAFB SLC-2W WISE Space telescope LEO Success[75]

Images[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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