Opportunity Rover

Overview

Destination: Heliocentric N/A
Mission: Planetary Science

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

Opportunity, also known as MER-B or MER-1, and nicknamed "Oppy", is a robotic rover that was active on Mars from 2004 until the middle of 2018. Opportunity was able to stay operational for 5111 sols after landing, maintaining its power and key systems through continual recharging of its batteries using solar power, and hibernating during events such as dust storms to save power. Due to the planetary 2018 dust storm on Mars, Opportunity ceased communications on June 10 and entered hibernation on June 12, 2018. It was hoped it would reboot once the weather cleared, but it did not, suggesting either a catastrophic failure or that a layer of dust had covered its solar panels.

Delta II

Family:
Configuration: 7925H-9.5

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.

Specifications
  • Stages
    3
  • Length
    38.9 m
  • Diameter
    2.4 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    3.0 m
  • Launch Mass
    286 T
  • Thrust
Family
  • Name
    Delta II
  • Family
  • Variant
    7925H-9.5
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Delta II 7925H-9.5
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $51000000
  • Low Earth Orbit
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    2190 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

United Launch Alliance

United Launch Alliance

(ULA)

CEO: Tory Bruno Founded: 2006 Successes: 161 Failures: 0 Pending: 45

Agency Type:

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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