By Cliff Lethbridge

Delta C Launch, Photo Courtesy NASA

Delta C Launch, Photo Courtesy NASA

Classification: Space Launch Vehicle

Length: 92 feet, 11 inches

Diameter: 8 feet

Date of First Cape Canaveral Launch: October 3, 1964

Date of Final Cape Canaveral Launch: January 22, 1969

Number of Cape Canaveral Launches: 12

Still quite similar to the Delta vehicles which preceded it, the Delta C introduced a modified third stage which improved performance. The upgraded third stage allowed the Delta C to carry a 900-pound payload to low-Earth orbit or a 180-pound payload to geostationary transfer orbit.