Delta 2 - Dataset of Satellites Launched
This dataset contains 51 entries.

  Overview

This is a dataset of satellites launched via Delta 2, based on UCS Satellite Database compiled by the Union of Concerned Scientist (UCS).

Most satellites launched via Delta 2 are intended for military and commercial use (35.3%) and for the purpose of navigation and global positioning (35.3%).Majority of these satellites are LEO satellites, with around 29 (56.9%) launched so far.


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Insights from the dataset of satellites launched via Delta 2

  Which year saw the most satellites launched?

That year is 2007, which saw the launch of 7 satellites launched via Delta 2.

  Who operates or owns the most satellites launched via Delta 2?

DoD and US Air Force owns/operates the most number of satellites launched via Delta 2 (18 - 35.3% of the satellites in this dataset).

  Which country operates or owns the most satellites launched via Delta 2?

USA owns/operates the most number of satellites launched via Delta 2 (43 - 84.3% of the satellites in this dataset).

  Which launch site has launched the most satellites delivered via Delta 2 to space?

The launch site that has delivered the most satellites launched via Delta 2 to space is Vandenberg AFB which has launched 26 satellites (51.0%).

  What is the most common type of satellite orbit?

Non-Polar Inclined orbit is the most common type of orbit for satellites launched via Delta 2 (21 satellites - 41.2%).

  Apogee, Perigee & Period

The perigees (point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass) of the satellites range from 437km to 49,551km, with the average perigee being 8,477.3km from the Earth, while the apogees (point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass) of the satellites range from 465km to 191,451km, with the average apogee being 16,473.0km from the Earth. The longest period a satellite takes to orbit around the Earth is 2,475 minutes.

  Satellite Mass

The launch masses (include fuel) of the satellites range from 1kg to 4,500kg, while the dry masses (excluding fuel) of the satellites range from 77kg to 2,200kg.


Highlights on some of the satellites launched via Delta 2:

ELFIN-A.

UCLA sends student-built satellite into space

Designed for space science, ELFIN-A is a commercial and civil satellite operated by University of California (USA).

A polar LEO satellite, it was launched into space using Delta 2 as the launch vehicle from Vandenberg AFB on 15 September 2018. ELFIN-A was constructed by University of California (USA).

ELFIN-A has a launch mass of 4 kg and orbits around the Earth with the COSPAR ID 2018-070E and NORAD ID 43617.

Taking 94 minutes to orbit the Earth, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 443km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 469km. The eccentricity of the orbit is 1.90E-03 and it orbits at an inclination of 93 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare ELFIN-A with Starlink-1747 from USA.

 Compare ELFIN-A with Starlink-2643 from USA.


Icesat-2.

ICESat-2 Elevates Our View of Earth

Operated by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of USA, Icesat-2 is a government satellite launched for the purpose of earth science (Laser Imaging).

Constructed by Northrup Grumman Information Systems (USA), it was launched into space using Delta 2 as the launch vehicle from Vandenberg AFB on 15 September 2018. Icesat-2 orbits around the Earth as a polar LEO satellite.

With a launch mass of 1,515kg, Icesat-2 is designed to operate in space for a lifetime of 3 years. It orbits around the Earth with the COSPAR ID 2018-070A and NORAD ID 43613.

With an orbital eccentricity of 9.51E-04, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 455km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 468km. It takes 94 minutes to orbit the Earth at an inclination of 93 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare Icesat-2 with OneWeb-0249 from United Kingdom.

 Compare Icesat-2 with ORBCOMM FM-117 from USA.


SMAP.

SMAP Launch and Deployment Sequence

Designed for earth observation (Earth Science), SMAP is a government satellite operated by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) (USA).

A sun-synchronous LEO satellite, it was launched into space using Delta 2 as the launch vehicle from Vandenberg AFB on 31 January 2015. SMAP was constructed by Jet Propulsion Laboratory (NASA) (USA).

SMAP is expected to have a operational lifetime of 3 years. It navigates with the COSPAR ID 2015-003A and NORAD ID 40376.

Taking 98 minutes to orbit the Earth, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 660km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 686km. The eccentricity of the orbit is 1.85E-03 and it orbits at an inclination of 98 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare SMAP with NorSat-1 from Norway.

 Compare SMAP with Pujiang-1 from China.


Get more insights from these satellite datasets

  Full datasets:  All satellites by launch date   |   The Heaviest Satellites That Are Launched to Space

  By Use Type:  Civil-use satellites   |   Commercial satellites   |   Government satellites   |   Military satellites

  By Country:  USA   |   UK   |   France   |   Germany   |   Japan   |   China   |   Russia   |   Australia   |   Canada

  By Orbit Class/Type:  LEO satellites   |   MEO satellites   |   GEO satellites   |   Elliptical orbit   |   Polar orbit   |   Equatorial orbit   |   Non-polar inclined orbit   |   Sun-synchronous orbit   |   Molniya orbit

  By Operators:  SpaceX   |   EUTELSAT   |   SES   |   European Space Agency (ESA)   |   Planet Labs   |   Iridium   |   Spire Global   |   OneWeb   |   Swarm Technologies   |   NASA - Dataset of Satellites Launched (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)   |   Canadian Space Agency (CSA) - Dataset of Satellites Launched

  By Launch Vehicle:  Falcon 9   |   Ariane 5   |   Ariane 5 ECA   |   Delta 2   |   Dnepr   |   Electron   |   Falcon Heavy   |   Long March 2C   |   Long March 2D   |   Long March 3B   |   Pegasus   |   Proton   |   Proton M   |   PSLV   |   Rokot   |   Soyuz   |   Soyuz-2.1b   |   Vega

  By Launch Vehicle:  Cape Canaveral   |   Baikonur Cosmodrome   |   Guiana Space Center   |   International Space Station   |   Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center   |   Plesetsk Cosmodrome   |   Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1   |   Satish Dhawan Space Centre   |   Taiyuan Launch Center   |   Vandenberg AFB   |   Xichang Satellite Launch Center   |   Boeing Satellite Systems   |   Airbus Defense and Space   |   EADS Astrium   |   Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems   |   Space Systems/Loral   |   Surrey Satellite Technology   |   Technical University Berlin   |   Thales Alenia Space


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