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DELTA IV

(1:96 scale)

 

Delta IV Heavy Manual

 

Delta IV Medium Manual

 

Delta IV Launch Table (1:96) Updated

Print on A4 size paper

Delta IV Launch Pad Designer: Michael Knobloch

2002-2009 2010-2013 2014-present

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.

 

 

Left: Medium 4 m Right: Medium 5 m Payload fairings Medium and Heavy sizes comparison

-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.

Left: Long bisector fairing and Right: 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

DemoSat

2004

DSP-23

2007

NROL-26

2009

NROL-32

2010

 

NROL-49

2011

NROL-15

2012

NROL-65

2013

EFT-1

2014

 

NROL-37

2016

 

DELTA IV MEDIUM & MEDIUM +

DSCS-A3

2003

DSCS-B6

2003

WGS-3 (5-4)

2009

GPSIIF-1 (4-2)

2010

 

NROL-27 (4-2)

2011

NROL-25 (5-2)

2012

WGS-5 (5-4)

2013

AFSPC-4 (4-2)

2014

 

 

 

GPSIIF-9 (4-2)

2015

WGS-7 (5-4)

2015

NROL-45 (5-2)

2016

 

Follow more DeltaIV missions at my blog

 

Source: ULA website

 

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