Mars Pathfinder

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Overview

Destination: Heliocentric N/A
Mission: Robotic Exploration

Heliocentric N/A Space Launch Complex 17B Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

he MPF (Mars Pathfinder) (formerly known as the Mars Environmental Survey, or MESUR Pathfinder) is the second of NASA's low-cost planetary Discovery missions. The mission consists of a stationary lander and a surface rover. The mission has the primary objective of demonstrating the feasibility of low-cost landings on and exploration of the Martian surface. This objective will be met by tests of communications between the rover and lander, and the lander and Earth, and tests of the imaging devices and sensors.

Delta II

Family: Delta
Configuration: 7925

Delta II is an American space launch system developed by McDonnell Douglas, now part of the Delta rocket family operated by United Launch Alliance. With more than 150 missions and a nearly perfect track record, Delta II has established itself as one of the most successful orbital launch systems.

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Specifications
  • Stages
    3
  • Length
    38.9 m
  • Diameter
    2.4 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    3.0 m
  • Launch Mass
    232 T
  • Thrust
Family
  • Name
    Delta II
  • Family
    Delta
  • Variant
    7925
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Delta II 7925
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $51000000
  • Low Earth Orbit
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    1840 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

United Launch Alliance

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CEO: Tory Bruno Founded: 2006 Successes: 250 Failures: 3 Pending: 34

Agency Type: Commercial

United Launch Alliance (ULA) is a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Space Systems and Boeing Defense, Space & Security. ULA was formed in December 2006 by combining the teams at these companies which provide spacecraft launch services to the government of the United States. ULA launches from both coasts of the US. They launch their Atlas V vehicle from LC-41 in Cape Canaveral and LC-3E at Vandeberg. Their Delta IV launches from LC-37 at Cape Canaveral and LC-6 at Vandenberg.

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