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To Reach the High Frontier: A History of U.S. Launch Vehicles

"A valuable contribution to the field of aerospace literature," this book includes an extensive overview of Delta history and development along with chapters on Atlas, Titan, Scout, Space Shuttle, and much more.

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Many other excellent books about spaceflight are recommended here.



Schedule of Upcoming Launches

Dates and times from Spaceflight Now, NASA Launch Schedule, and the civilian-maintained U.S. Military Manifest.
Due to weather, range, and technical considerations, all dates and times are subject to change.
Last update, 15-Sep-18 14:01 UTC.
Launch     Window    Spacecraft                    Vehicle   Mgmt         Notes     Site    Wt.      Orbit parameters (nmi)
Date       Time UTC                                          Org.                           (lbs)    peri x apo x incl

There are no scheduled launches. The era of the original Delta launch vehicle has ended. (What about Delta IV?)

One launch vehicle will remain unflown, and will be placed in the Rocket Garden at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

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History of the Delta Launch Vehicle by Kevin S. Forsyth