- 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.
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.
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.