Delta IV Heavy Vehicle Overview

A complete overview of the Delta IV Heavy launch vehicle, including launch stats, vehicle info and launch locations.

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Delta IV Heavy rocket

Basic Info

Name

Delta IV Heavy

Family

Delta

Manufacturer

First Launch

21 Dec 2004

Successful Launches

15

Failed Launches

1

Rocket Info

Status

Inactive

Stages

2

Length

72 m

Diameter

5 m

Launch Mass

733 tons

Thrust

8,674 kN

Reusability

Not Reusable

Payload Info

LEO Capacity

28,370 kg

GTO Capacity

14,210 kg

Launch Cost

$350M

The Delta IV Heavy (Delta 9250H) is an expendable heavy-lift launch vehicle, the largest type of the Delta IV family, and is the world's second highest-capacity rocket in operation. It is manufactured by United Launch Alliance and was first launched in 2004.

Launch Sites used by Delta IV Heavy

Cape Canaveral Space Force Station

Cape Canaveral Space Force Station launch site

Historic U.S. military rocket launch site, pivotal in space exploration and national security.

📍 FL, United States
🚀 971 Launches

Upcoming Launches

Vandenberg SFB

Vandenberg SFB launch site

U.S. Space Force facility in California for spacecraft launches and missile testing.

📍 CA, United States
🚀 785 Launches

Upcoming Launches