Helios-A and Helios-B (also known as Helios 1 and Helios 2), are a pair of probes launched into heliocentric orbit for the purpose of studying solar processes. A joint venture of West Germany’s space agency DFVLR (70% share) and NASA (30%), the probes were launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on December 10, 1974, and January 15, 1976, respectively. Built by Messerschmitt-BÃ¶lkow-Blohm as the main contractor, they were the first spaceprobes built outside the United States or Soviet Union.
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
872 rockets have launched from Cape Canaveral, FL, USA.
Titan IIIE – Lockheed Martin
- Family: Titan
- Length: 48.8 m
- Diameter: 3.05 m
- Launch Mass: 632 T
- Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 15400 kg
The Titan IIIE was manufactured by Lockheed Martin with the first launch on 1974-02-11. Titan IIIE has 6 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 7 launches.
Lockheed Martin – LMT
- 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.