Titan IIIE
Viking 2

Titan IIIE | Viking 2

Lockheed Martin launch of a Titan IIIE Rocket

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Lockheed Martin was scheduled to launch a Titan IIIE rocket as part of the Viking 2 mission. The launch window for the Planetary Science mission was on Tue Sep 9th 1975 2:39 PM from Space Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral, FL. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch!


Mission

Viking 2

The Viking 2 mission was part of the American Viking program to Mars, and consisted of an orbiter and a lander essentially identical to that of the Viking 1 mission. The Viking 2 lander operated on the surface for 1316 days, or 1281 sols, and was turned off on April 11, 1980 when its batteries failed. The orbiter worked until July 25, 1978, returning almost 16,000 images in 706 orbits around Mars.

Location

Space Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral, FL

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Rocket

Titan IIIE

Lockheed Martin
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