Titan IIIE | Sphinx (Titan IIIE Maiden Flight)

Lockheed Martin launch of a Titan IIIE Rocket

Launch Status

Lockheed Martin was scheduled to launch a Titan IIIE rocket as part of the Sphinx (Titan IIIE maiden flight) mission. The launch window for the Test Flight mission was on Mon, Feb 11th, 1974, 9:48 AM EDT from Space Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral, FL. The status of the launch was Failed. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch!


Sphinx (Titan IIIE maiden flight)

Sphinx is the designation of an American test satellite. The Sphinx satellite was the payload for the first Titan IIIE Centaur rocket.


Space Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral, FL

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA


Titan III

Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin's Space Division started in the production of missiles and later ICBM's in the 1950s. Their TITAN missile system was used for 12 Gemini spacecraft and the Voyager probes. They have worked largely in collaboration with NASA on many of their probes, landers, and spacecraft, and hope to play a key role in NASA's return to the moon in 2024.