LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Wed Jan 07 1998
Lockheed Martin

Lunar Prospector

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

January 6, 1998 at 9:28 PM EST

(January 7, 1998 at 2:28 AM UTC)

Launch Window Start

January 6, 1998 at 9:28 PM EST

(January 7, 1998 at 2:28 AM UTC)

Launch Window End

January 6, 1998 at 9:28 PM EST

(January 7, 1998 at 2:28 AM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Robotic Exploration
    • Lunar Prospector was a small spin stabilized lunar orbiter. Using its Gamma Ray Spectrometer (GRS), it collected a large amount of scientific data that helps researchers understand the chemical composition of the lunar surface.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

    Pad

    Space Launch Complex 46