Ikonos 1

Overview

Destination: Polar Orbit
Mission: Earth Science

Polar Orbit Space Launch Complex 6 Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

Earth observation satellite developed by Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems. The launch failed when the payload shroud of the Athena-2 launch vehicle failed to separate.

Athena II

Family: Athena
Configuration: II

The Athena II is an American small expendable launch system which was used for three launches between 1998 and 1999.

Specifications
  • Stages
    4
  • Length
    28.2 m
  • Diameter
    2.36 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    2.36 m
  • Launch Mass
    120 T
  • Thrust
    1900 kN
Family
  • Name
    Athena II
  • Family
    Athena
  • Variant
    II
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Athena II
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    2065 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    593 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity
    1165 kg

Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin

(LMT)

Founded: 1953 Successes: 270 Failures: 25 Pending: 0

Agency Type: Commercial

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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