- Type: Earth Science
- Orbit: Polar Orbit
Earth observation satellite developed by Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems. The launch failed when the payload shroud of the Athena-2 launch vehicle failed to separate.
Space Launch Complex 6
Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA
Space Launch Complex 6 has witnessed the launch of 14 rockets, including 14 orbital launch attempts, while Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA, has been the site for 741 rocket launches.
Lockheed Martin Athena II
The Athena II is an American small expendable launch system which was used for three launches between 1998 and 1999.
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.