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NROL-23

Atlas

Lockheed Martin

Launch Status
Success

Mission

NROL-23 (Intruder 7A & 7B)

Type: Government/Top Secret

Last launch of an Atlas model using the original, innovative, balloon propellant tanks conceived in 1947. Third launch of new generation paired satellites used for tracking, characterisation, and intelligence on naval vessels and civilian shipping worldwide.

Mission patch for NROL-23 (Intruder 7A & 7B)

Location

Launch Complex 36B

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

865 rockets have launched from Cape Canaveral, FL, USA.

Launch Complex 36B, Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Rocket

Atlas IIIB – Lockheed Martin

Family: Atlas
Length: 52.8 m
Diameter: 3.05 m
Launch Mass: 213 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 10218 kg

The Atlas IIIB was manufactured by Lockheed Martin with the first launch on 2002-02-21. Atlas IIIB has 4 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 4 launches. American orbital launch vehicle used between 2000 and 2005.

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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