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Mars Observer

Commercial Titan III

Martin Marietta

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Mars Observer

Type: Planetary Science

Mars Observer, the first of the Observer series of planetary missions, was designed to study the geoscience and climate of Mars.

Location

Space Launch Complex 40

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

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

Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Rocket

Commercial Titan III – Lockheed Martin

Family: Titan
Length: 47.3 m
Diameter: 3.05 m
Launch Mass: 680 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 14742 kg

The Commercial Titan III was manufactured by Lockheed Martin with the first launch on 1990-01-01. Commercial Titan III has 4 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 4 launches. The Commercial Titan III, also known as CT-3 or CT-III, was an American expendable launch system, developed by Martin Marietta during the late 1980s and flown four times during the early 1990s. It was derived from the Titan 34D, and was originally proposed as a medium-lift expendable launch system for the US Air Force, who selected the Delta II instead. Development was continued as a commercial launch system, and the first rocket flew in 1990. Due to higher costs than contemporary rockets such as the Ariane 4, orders were not forthcoming, and the CT-3 was retired in 1992.

Agency

Martin Marietta

Type: Commercial
Abbreviation: MM

Founded: 1961

Country: USA

The Martin Marietta Corporation was an American company founded in 1961 through the merger of Glenn L. Martin Company and American-Marietta Corporation. The combined company became a leader in chemicals, aerospace, and electronics. In 1995, it merged with Lockheed Corporation to form Lockheed Martin.

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