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The Delta 0100 series
, also Delta 100
or 300 series
, was an American
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expendable launch system
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which conducted orbit
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al launches between 1968 and 1972. It was a member of the Delta family of rockets, and the first to be designated using a four digit numerical code. Two variants were flown, individually designated Delta 0300 and Delta 0900.
The Long Tank Thor, a stretched version of the Thor
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missile, was used as the first stage of the Delta 0100 series. Castor-2 solid rocket booster
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s were attached to increase thrust at lift-off, three on the 0300 variant, and nine on the 0900. The second stage was a Delta F.
Five 0100 series rockets were launched, three using the 0300 configuration, and two in the 0900 configuration. All launches occurred from Space Launch Complex 2W
Space Launch Complex 2 is an active rocket launch site at Vandenberg Air Force Base, in California, USA. It consists of two launch pads. The East pad , which has been demolished, was used for Delta, Thor-Agena and Thorad launches between 1966 and 1972...
at Vandenberg AFB. One of the launches, a Delta 0300 with ITOS E, failed to reach orbit due to a second stage malfunction.