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post Dec 28 2005, 06:26 PM
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Some nice images here:
http://www.interspacenews.com/sections/pho...o%20journal.htm
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post Dec 29 2005, 01:38 PM
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QUOTE (PhilCo126 @ Dec 28 2005, 06:26 PM)

Here is an article and images for the single launch of the Delta-4 Heavy in Dec 2004.

http://www.spaceflightnow.com/delta/d310/0...6rootcause.html

The Delta 4-Heavy is the largest member in the family with three Common Booster Cores, each featuring a cryogenic main engine, and straps them together to form a vehicle capable of launching hefty cargos into space.


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post Dec 29 2005, 02:48 PM
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It's an epic vehicle, pity it had trouble on its first launch.

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post Dec 29 2005, 03:12 PM
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In this article
http://www.spaceflightnow.com/delta/d310/0...6rootcause.html

"Delta 4-Heavy investigation identifies rocket's problem
BY JUSTIN RAY
SPACEFLIGHT NOW
Posted: March 16, 2005......
..........and now corrective measures are being devised to prevent a repeat problem during the next launch in October. "

Gives me the impression its October 2005 or is it supposed to be 2006.. what is the current status and have I missed a flight?
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post Dec 29 2005, 03:22 PM
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I think I have answered my own question

From
http://www.spaceflightnow.com/tracking/index.html
"TBD (May 2006?) Delta 4-H DSP 23
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: SLC-37B, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

The second Boeing Delta 4-Heavy rocket will launch the 23rd and final Defense Support Program missile-warning satellite. The largest of the Delta 4 family, the Heavy version features three Common Booster Cores mounted together to form a triple-body rocket. The vehicle will deliver DSP 23 directly into geostationary orbit. Delayed from Oct. 28 and Jan. 31. [Oct. 30]"
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post Dec 29 2005, 05:45 PM
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QUOTE (abalone @ Dec 29 2005, 03:12 PM)
Gives me the impression its October 2005 or is it supposed to be 2006.. what is the current status and have I missed a flight?
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Boeing is working on the problems with second launch delayed into 2006, date TBD. So you haven't missed it yet

Aviation Week has also published several excellent articles earlier this year. For a recent article see the 24 Oct 2005 issue on p. 29

Doug, I agree it is an epic launch vehicle
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QUOTE (abalone @ Dec 29 2005, 07:22 AM)
"TBD (May 2006?) Delta 4-H    DSP 23
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: SLC-37B, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida"
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Part of the TBD is due to the strike by Boeing technicians working on launch vehicles. No Delta launch vehicle has a firm schedule for launch until the strike is settled. Even New Horizons was affected -- replacement workers worked on the Boeing third stage.
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