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Voyager 2

Titan IIIE

Lockheed Martin

Launch Status
Success

Mission


Voyager 2

  • Type: Robotic Exploration
  • Orbit: Solar Escape Trajectory

Voyager 2 is a space probe launched by NASA on August 20, 1977, to study the outer planets. Part of the Voyager program, it was launched 16 days before its twin, Voyager 1, on a trajectory that took longer to reach Jupiter and Saturn but enabled further encounters with Uranus and Neptune. It is the only spacecraft to have visited either of the ice giants.

Location


Space Launch Complex 41

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Space Launch Complex 41 has witnessed the launch of 112 rockets, including 112 orbital launch attempts, while Cape Canaveral, FL, USA, has been the site for 960 rocket launches.

Space Launch Complex 41

Rocket


Lockheed Martin Titan IIIE

Titan IIIE

Agency


Lockheed Martin

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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