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Mars Pathfinder

Delta II

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Mars Pathfinder

Type: Robotic Exploration

he MPF (Mars Pathfinder) (formerly known as the Mars Environmental Survey, or MESUR Pathfinder) is the second of NASA’s low-cost planetary Discovery missions. The mission consists of a stationary lander and a surface rover. The mission has the primary objective of demonstrating the feasibility of low-cost landings on and exploration of the Martian surface. This objective will be met by tests of communications between the rover and lander, and the lander and Earth, and tests of the imaging devices and sensors.

Mission patch for Mars Pathfinder

Location

Space Launch Complex 17B

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

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

Space Launch Complex 17B, Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Rocket

Delta II 7925 – United Launch Alliance

Family: Delta
Length: 38.9 m
Diameter: 2.4 m
Launch Mass: 232 T

The Delta II 7925 was manufactured by United Launch Alliance with the first launch on . Delta II 7925 has 34 successful launches and 2 failed launches with a total of 36 launches. Delta II is an American space launch system developed by McDonnell Douglas, now part of the Delta rocket family operated by United Launch Alliance. With more than 150 missions and a nearly perfect track record, Delta II has established itself as one of the most successful orbital launch systems.

Agency

United States Air Force

Type: Government
Abbreviation: USAF

Country: USA

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