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QuikScat

Titan II SLV

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Success

Mission

QuikScat

Type: Earth Science

The SeaWinds instrument on the QuikScat (Quick Scatterometer) mission is a “quick recovery” mission to fill the gap created by the loss of data from the NASA Scatterometer (NSCAT), when the ADEOS 1 host satellite lost power in June 1997. The SeaWinds instrument is a specialized microwave radar that measures near-surface wind speed and direction under all weather and cloud conditions over the Earth’s oceans.

Location

Space Launch Complex 4W

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

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

Space Launch Complex 4W, Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

Rocket

Titan II SLV – Lockheed Martin

Family: Titan
Length: 31.4 m
Diameter: 3.05 m
Launch Mass: 117 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 3600 kg

The Titan II SLV was manufactured by Lockheed Martin with the first launch on 1988-09-05. Titan II SLV has 12 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 13 launches. The Titan 23G, Titan II(23)G, Titan 2(23)G or Titan II SLV was an American expendable launch system derived from the LGM-25C Titan II intercontinental ballistic missile. Retired Titan II missiles were converted by Martin Marietta, into which the Glenn L. Martin Company, which built the original Titan II, had merged. It was used to carry payloads for the United States Air Force, NASA and NOAA. Thirteen were launched from Space Launch Complex 4W at the Vandenberg Air Force Base between 1988 and 2003.

Agency

United States Air Force

Type: Government
Abbreviation: USAF

Country: USA

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