Sphinx (Titan IIIE maiden flight)

Overview

Destination: High Earth Orbit
Mission: Test Flight

High Earth Orbit Space Launch Complex 41 Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Sphinx is the designation of an American test satellite. The Sphinx satellite was the payload for the first Titan IIIE Centaur rocket.

Titan III

Family: Titan
Configuration: E

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Specifications
  • Minimum Stage
    3
  • Max Stage
    4
  • Length
    48.8 m
  • Diameter
    3.05 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    632 T
  • Thrust
    12991 kN
Family
  • Name
    Titan III
  • Family
    Titan
  • Variant
    E
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Titan IIIE
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    15400 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

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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