By Cliff Lethbridge

Delta G Launch, Photo Courtesy NASA

Delta G Launch, Photo Courtesy NASA

Classification: Space Launch Vehicle

Length: 95 feet, 10 inches

Diameter: 8 feet

Date of First Cape Canaveral Launch: December 14, 1966

Date of Final Cape Canaveral Launch: September 7, 1967

Number of Cape Canaveral Launches: 2

Eliminating the third stage motor, the Delta G was simply an optional two-stage version of the Delta E. Just two Delta G vehicles were launched from Cape Canaveral. The first carried Biosatellite-1 into low-Earth orbit on December 14, 1966. The second Delta G launched from the Cape carried Biosatellite-2 into low-Earth orbit on September 7, 1967.