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Athena-1 - Athena-1 Launch Vehicle

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Family: Miscellany. Country: USA. Status: Hardware. Other Designations: LMLV. Manufacturer's Designation: LLV.

Privately funded solid propellant satellite launch vehicle. Basic version with Castor 120 first stage, Orbus second stage, and OAM Orbital Adjustment Module. Formerly LMLV (Lockheed-Martin Launch Vehicle); LLV (Lockheed Launch Vehicle) .


Specifications

Launches: 3. Failures: 1. Success Rate: 66.67% pct. First Launch Date: 15 August 1995. Last Launch Date: 27 January 1999. LEO Payload: 820 kg. to: 185 km Orbit. at: 28.5 degrees. Payload: 360 kg. to a: Sun synchronouts, 800 km, 98.6 deg orbit trajectory. Liftoff Thrust: 147,800 kgf. Total Mass: 66,300 kg. Core Diameter: 2.4 m. Total Length: 18.9 m. Launch Price $: 17.00 million. in 2000 price dollars.


Athena-1 Chronology


1995 Aug 15 - - 22:30 GMT. LV Configuration: LLV-1 s/n LM-001. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: SLC6. FAILURE: Destroyed by range safety 160 sec into flight after failure of thrust vector control system.
1997 Aug 23 - - 06:51 GMT. LV Configuration: LMLV-1 s/n LM-002?. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: SLC6.
1999 Jan 27 - - 00:34 GMT. LV Configuration: Athena-1 s/n LM-6. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: SLC46.

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