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Delta IV Launch Pad Designer: Michael Knobloch
Through the years, the Delta IV Launch Table changed in color from white to grey. There are 2 Launch tables, one in Cape Canaveral (photos shown) and one in Vandenberg Air Force Base. The changes in color on both pads were not done simultaneously.
The Delta IV launch system designed by Boeing and built in the United Launch Alliance (ULA) facility in Alabama, is designed to launch high priority payloads into orbit for the United States Air Force Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) program, the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), NASA and commercial satellites.
It operates from SLC-37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla, and SLC-6 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The Delta IV launch system is available in five configurations:
-Delta IV Medium
-Delta IV Medium +(4,2)
-Delta IV Medium +(5,2)
-Delta IV Medium +(5,4)
First digit indicates diameter of payload fairing (PLF), a 4 or 5 meter diameter PLF and second digit indicates # of Solid Rocket Motors (SRMs) from 2 to 4.
-Delta IV Heavy
The Delta IV Heavy has 2 types of 5 meter diameter fairings: 19.1 m Long bisector fairing and the 19.8 m Long metallic trisector fairing.
A lot of research has been put into these Delta IV paper models and the details were based on real photos of the rocket for each mission that included color bands on the Common Booster Cores, logos and the different payload fairings. This page will be updated frequently with the addition of more Delta IV models including the Medium variant. These photos are from prototype models so details will vary slightly from the final products.
DELTA IV HEAVY
DELTA IV MEDIUM & MEDIUM +
Follow more DeltaIV missions at my blog
Source: ULA website
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