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Spirit Rover

Delta II

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Success

Mission


Spirit Rover

  • Type: Planetary Science
  • Orbit: Mars Orbit
  • Launch Cost: $51,000,000

Spirit, also known as MER-A, is a robotic rover on Mars, active from 2004 to 2010. It landed successfully within the impact crater Gusev on Mars at 04:35 Ground UTC on January 4, 2004, three weeks before its twin, Opportunity (MER-B), which landed on the other side of the planet. The rover became stuck in a “sand trap” in late 2009 at an angle that hampered recharging of its batteries; its last communication with Earth was sent on March 22, 2010.

Location


Space Launch Complex 17A

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Space Launch Complex 17A has witnessed the launch of 145 rockets, including 145 orbital launch attempts, while Cape Canaveral, FL, USA, has been the site for 937 rocket launches.

Space Launch Complex 17A

Rocket


United Launch Alliance Delta II 7925-9.5

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.

Delta II 7925-9.5

Agency


United States Air Force

The United States Air Force (USAF) is the air service branch of the United States Armed Forces, and is one of the eight uniformed services of the United States. Originally created on 1 August 1907, as a part of the United States Army Signal Corps, the USAF was established as a separate branch of the United States Armed Forces in 1947 with the enactment of the National Security Act of 1947.

United States Air Force
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