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Meteor SM

Conestoga 1620

Space Services Inc.

Launch Status
Failure

Mission

Meteor SM

Type: Planetary Science

METEOR (Multiple Experiment Transport to Earth Orbit & Return), formerly COMET (Commercial Experiment Transporter), was a NASA program to develop a commercially available experiment transporter for microgravity experiments over longer periods.

Location

Launch Area 0 A

Wallops Island, Virginia, USA

73 rockets have launched from Wallops Island, Virginia, USA.

Launch Area 0 A, Wallops Island, Virginia, USA

Rocket

Conestoga 1620 – Space Services Inc.

Family: Conestoga

Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 1179 kg

The Conestoga 1620 was manufactured by Space Services Inc. with the first launch on 1995-10-23. Conestoga 1620 has 0 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 1 launches. The Conestoga was a launch vehicle design funded by Space Services Inc. of America (SSIA) of Houston, Texas. Conestoga originally consisted of surplus LGM-30 Minuteman stages with additional strap-on boosters, as required for larger payloads. It was the world’s first privately funded commercial rocket, but was launched only three times (once as a modified design) before the program was shut down.

Agency

Space Services Inc.

Type: Commercial

Country: USA

Space Services, Inc. of America (SSIA) is a space services company that provides star naming services as well as space burial services through its subsidiary company, Celestis.

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