After 20 years and over 50 launches the Air Force launched the final Delta II into the dawn sky on August 17th. The launch was flawless as the Delta II lofted a GPS satellite into orbit.
The Delta II launched many famous missions. The Mars Rovers and the Mars Phoenix Lander are among them. We also should mention that one of the more spectacular explosions at the cape was of a Delta II rocket.
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You can find many more paper models in my Ultimate Paper Rocket Guide
Delta II Statistics:
|Height||38.2 – 39 m (125.3 – 127 ft)|
|Diameter||2.44 m (8 ft)|
|Mass||151,700 – 231,870 kg
(334,300 – 511,180 lb)
|Stages||2 or 3|
|2,700 – 6,100 kg
(5,960 – 13,440 lb)
|900 – 2,170 kg
(1,980 – 4,790 lb)
|1,000 kg (2,200 lb)|