Gemstar DSS-1

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Communications

Low Earth Orbit Space Launch Complex 6 Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

The CTA GEMStar 1 (VITASAT 1) satellite partially sponsored by Volunteers In Technical Assistance (VITA) of Arlington Virginia, was launched at 2230 UTC from Vandenberg AFB on the 15-Aug-95, but a second stage failure destroyed the first flight of the Lockheed LLV-1 launch vehicle (later dubbed Athena-1).

LLV-I

Family: Athena
Configuration:

Also known as Athena I, the LLV and LLVM rockets are small expendable launch system used for launches between 1995 and 2001.

Specifications
  • Stages
    3
  • Length
    18.9 m
  • Diameter
    2.36 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    2.36 m
  • Launch Mass
    66 T
  • Thrust
    1900 kN
Family
  • Name
    LLV-I
  • Family
    Athena
  • Variant
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    LLV-I (Athena I)
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    820 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity
    360 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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