LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Sat Oct 24 1998
United States Air Force

Deep Space 1

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

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(12:08 PM UTC)

Launch Window Start

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(12:08 PM UTC)

Launch Window End

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(12:08 PM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

Rocket Details

Name:

Delta 7326-9.5

Description:

Delta II was an expendable launch system, originally designed and built by McDonnell Douglas. Delta II was part of the Delta rocket family and entered service in 1989. Delta II vehicles included the Delta 6000, and the two later Delta 7000 variants ("Light" and "Heavy"). The rocket flew its final mission ICESat-2 on 15 September 2018, earning the launch vehicle a streak of 100 successful missions in a row, with the last failure being GPS IIR-1 in 1997.

Delta 7326-9.5 rocket
MISSION OVERVIEW
  • Type: Robotic Exploration
  • DS1 (Deep Space 1) was a mission to test high risk technologies like an ion-engine and autonomous operation. It was the first mission funded by NASA under the 'New Millennium' program.
COMPLEX OVERVIEW

Location

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Pad

Space Launch Complex 17A