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Lunar Prospector

Athena II

Lockheed Martin

Launch Status
Success

Mission


Lunar Prospector

  • Type: Robotic Exploration
  • Orbit: Lunar Orbit

Lunar Prospector was a small spin stabilized lunar orbiter. Using its Gamma Ray Spectrometer (GRS), it collected a large amount of scientific data that helps researchers understand the chemical composition of the lunar surface.

Location


Space Launch Complex 46

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Space Launch Complex 46 has witnessed the launch of 6 rockets, including 5 orbital launch attempts, while Cape Canaveral, FL, USA, has been the site for 931 rocket launches.

Space Launch Complex 46

Rocket


Lockheed Martin Athena II

The Athena II is an American small expendable launch system which was used for three launches between 1998 and 1999.

Agency


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.

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