GEM 60  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2000
Total Production: ?
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: ATK Alliant Techsystems
Parent System: GEM
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1989
Total Production: 900
Family Members: GEM 40, GEM 46 and GEM 63
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Description: The Graphite Epoxy Motor (GEM) booster was designed to increase the launch capability of Boeing Delta II rocket. GEMs provide outstanding reliability and lower costs over their predecessors. Thereafter GEM boosters power Delta III and Delta IV space launch systems as well as the Atlas V rocket.

GEM 60 represents the last generation of GEM boosters and was developed to assist the Delta IV launch vehicle.

GEM 60 Applications

Space Systems Delta IV

GEM 60 Specifications

Diameter: 1,520 millimeter (60 inch)
Length: 13.0 meter (510 inch)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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