Viking 2

Titan IIIE

Lockheed Martin

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Viking 2

Type: Planetary Science

The Viking 2 mission was part of the American Viking program to Mars, and consisted of an orbiter and a lander essentially identical to that of the Viking 1 mission. The Viking 2 lander operated on the surface for 1316 days, or 1281 sols, and was turned off on April 11, 1980 when its batteries failed. The orbiter worked until July 25, 1978, returning almost 16,000 images in 706 orbits around Mars.

Location

Space Launch Complex 41

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

209 launches have been at this location.

Space Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Rocket

Titan III

Length: 48.8 meters
Diameter: 3.05 meters
First Launched: February 11, 1974

The Titan III rocket has been launched a total of 7 times with 6 successful and 1 failed launches.

Agency

Lockheed Martin

Type: Commercial
Abbreviation: LMT
Administration:
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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