Vanguard

Overview

Destination: Medium Earth Orbit
Mission: Earth Science

Medium Earth Orbit Launch Complex 18A Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Vanguard was an American satellite and the fourth artificial Earth orbital satellite to be launched. It was the first satellite to have solar electric power.

Vanguard

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The Vanguard rocket was intended to be the first launch vehicle the United States would use to place a satellite into orbit. Instead, the Sputnik crisis caused by the surprise launch of Sputnik 1 led the U.S., after the failure of Vanguard TV3, to quickly orbit the Explorer 1 satellite using a Juno I rocket, making Vanguard I the second successful U.S. orbital launch.

Specifications
  • Stages
    3
  • Length
    23.0 m
  • Diameter
    1.14 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    1.14 m
  • Launch Mass
    10 T
  • Thrust
    123 kN
Family
  • Name
    Vanguard
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  • Variant
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Vanguard
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    9 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity


In-active Cargo Unmanned
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Details

Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin

(LMT)

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

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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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