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Athena-1
Athena-1 - Athena-1 Launch Vehicle

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Family: Miscellany. Country: USA. Status: Hardware. Other Designations: LMLV 2. Manufacturer's Designation: LLV 2.

Privately funded solid propellant satellite launch vehicle. Basic version with Castor 120 first stage, Castor 120 second stage, Orbus third stage, and OAM Orbital Adjustment Module. Formerly LMLV 2 (Lockheed-Martin Launch Vehicle); LLV 2 (Lockheed Launch Vehicle) .


Specifications

Launches: 3. Failures: 1. Success Rate: 66.67% pct. First Launch Date: 07 January 1998. Last Launch Date: 24 September 1999. LEO Payload: 2,065 kg. to: 185 km Orbit. at: 28.5 degrees. Payload: 1,165 kg. to a: Sun synchronouts, 800 km, 98.6 deg orbit trajectory. Liftoff Thrust: 147,800 kgf. Total Mass: 120,700 kg. Core Diameter: 2.4 m. Total Length: 28.2 m. Launch Price $: 26.00 million. in 2000 price dollars.


Athena-2 Chronology


1998 Jan 7 - - 02:28 GMT. LV Configuration: Athena-2 s/n LM-004. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC46.
1999 Apr 27 - - 18:22 GMT. LV Configuration: Athena-2 s/n LM-5. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: SLC6. FAILURE: Payload shroud failed to separate.
1999 Sep 24 - - 18:21 GMT. LV Configuration: Athena-2 s/n LM-7. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: SLC6.

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