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Voyager 2

Overview

Destination: Solar Escape Trajectory
Mission: Robotic Exploration

Solar Escape Trajectory Space Launch Complex 41 Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Voyager 2 is a space probe launched by NASA on August 20, 1977, to study the outer planets. Part of the Voyager program, it was launched 16 days before its twin, Voyager 1, on a trajectory that took longer to reach Jupiter and Saturn but enabled further encounters with Uranus and Neptune. It is the only spacecraft to have visited either of the ice giants.

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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