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Delta A

 

 

 

DELTA A Fact Sheet
Written and Edited by Cliff Lethbridge

Classification: Space Launch Vehicle

Length: 90 feet

Diameter: 8 feet

 

Nearly identical to the original Delta, the Delta A carried an upgraded Rocketdyne first stage engine capable of increasing the first stage thrust to 172,500 pounds.

This allowed the Delta A to carry a 700-pound payload to low-Earth orbit. The vehicle was also designed to carry a 150-pound payload to geostationary transfer orbit, although it was never used for that purpose.


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