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December 13, 1995
A Delta Rocket Launches
A Delta rocket
is seen being launched in 1988. In use since 1960,
rockets have been launched successfully over 200 times. Scientific
satellites placed into orbit by a Delta rocket include
A Delta rocket is scheduled to launch the
Timing Explorer Satellite (XTE) in the very near future.
Commercial launches include
Many recent Delta launches have placed
System satellites into orbit. Delta rockets are manufactured for the
USAF and NASA by
McDonnell Douglas Space Systems Co.
Tomorrow's picture: An Atlas Centaur Rocket Launches
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