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Gemstar DSS-1

LLV-I

Lockheed Martin

Launch Status
Failure

Mission

Gemstar DSS-1

Type: Communications

The CTA GEMStar 1 (VITASAT 1) satellite partially sponsored by Volunteers In Technical Assistance (VITA) of Arlington Virginia, was launched at 2230 UTC from Vandenberg AFB on the 15-Aug-95, but a second stage failure destroyed the first flight of the Lockheed LLV-1 launch vehicle (later dubbed Athena-1).

Location

Space Launch Complex 6

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

707 rockets have launched from Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA.

Space Launch Complex 6, Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

Rocket

LLV-I (Athena I) – Lockheed Martin

Family: Athena
Length: 18.9 m
Diameter: 2.36 m
Launch Mass: 66 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 820 kg

The LLV-I (Athena I) was manufactured by Lockheed Martin with the first launch on 1995-08-15. LLV-I (Athena I) has 0 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 1 launches. Also known as Athena I, the LLV and LLVM rockets are small expendable launch system used for launches between 1995 and 2001.

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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