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Voyager 2

Titan IIIE

Lockheed Martin

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Voyager 2

Type: Robotic Exploration

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

214 rockets have launched from Cape Canaveral, FL, USA.

Space Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Rocket

Titan III

Length: 48.8 meters
Diameter: 3.05 meters
First Launch: 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

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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