Quasar 11

Overview

Destination: Elliptical Orbit
Mission: Communications

Elliptical Orbit Space Launch Complex 40 Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Satellite Data System (SDS) spacecraft are communication relay satellites for transmiting real-time data from US reconnaissance satellites (e.g. KH-11) in polar areas. They are also used for communications to USAF air craft on polar routes and connect the various ground stations of the Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN). The spacecraft relay the downlinked KH-11 data to a ground station at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

Titan 405A

Family:
Configuration: 405A

Titan IV was a family of heavy-lift space launch vehicles developed by Martin Marietta and operated by the United States Air Force from 1989 to 2005.

Specifications
  • Stages
    2
  • Length
    54.0 m
  • Diameter
    3.05 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    3.05 m
  • Launch Mass
    906 T
  • Thrust
    14200 kN
Family
  • Name
    Titan 405A
  • Family
  • Variant
    405A
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Titan 405A
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    17700 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin

(LMT)

Founded: 1953 Successes: 77 Failures: 3 Pending: 0

Agency Type:

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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Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Space Launch Complex 40


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