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Ikonos

Athena II

Lockheed Martin

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Ikonos

Type: Earth Science

Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems, an operating unit of Missiles & Space, has revolutionized the space-based imagery market with the development of the first commercial satellite capable of resolving objects on the ground as small as one meter in diameter. The company is providing a spacecraft, designated IKONOS 1, for Space Imaging, Thornton, CO, which offers high-resolution imagery of the Earth to customers around the world.

Location

Space Launch Complex 6

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

698 rockets have launched from Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA.

Space Launch Complex 6, Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

Rocket

Athena II – Lockheed Martin

Family: Athena
Length: 28.2 m
Diameter: 2.36 m
Launch Mass: 120 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 2065 kg

The Athena II was manufactured by Lockheed Martin with the first launch on 1998-01-07. Athena II has 2 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 3 launches. The Athena II is an American small expendable launch system which was used for three launches between 1998 and 1999.

Agency

Lockheed Martin

Type: Commercial
Abbreviation: LMT

Founded: 1953
Launchers: Titan | Agena
Spacecraft: Hubble | JUNO | InSight
Country: USA

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.

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