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Delta IV Heavy
Delta IV Heavy

The Delta IV Heavy (Delta 9250H) is an expendable heavy-lift launch vehicle, the largest type of the Delta IV family, and is the world's second highest-capacity rocket in operation. It is manufactured by United Launch Alliance and was first launched in 2004.

Manufacturer United Launch Alliance
Thrust 8674kN
Length 72m
Diameter 5m
LEO Capacity 28370kg
GTO Capacity 14210kg
Launch Cost $350
United Launch Alliance
United Launch Alliance

United Launch Alliance (ULA) is a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Space Systems and Boeing Defense, Space & Security. ULA was formed in December 2006 by combining the teams at these companies which provide spacecraft launch services to the government of the United States. ULA launches from both coasts of the US. They launch their Atlas V vehicle from LC-41 in Cape Canaveral and LC-3E at Vandeberg. Their Delta IV launches from LC-37 at Cape Canaveral and LC-6 at Vandenberg.

Type Commercial
Administrator CEO: Tory Bruno
Launch Vehicles Atlas | Delta IV | Vulcan
Spacecraft CST-100 Starliner
Space Launch Complex 37B
Space Launch Complex 37B
Location Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Total Launches 38
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