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Prospector

 

 

PROSPECTOR Fact Sheet

 

Written and Edited by Cliff Lethbridge

 

Classification: Research Rocket

 

Length: 46 feet

 

Date of First Cape Canaveral Launch: June 18, 1991

 

Date of Final Cape Canaveral Launch: June 18, 1991

 

Number of Cape Canaveral Launches: 1

 

Prospector was a short-lived rocket program of Orbital Sciences Corporation. It was launched just once from Cape Canaveral, carrying the NASA Joust-1 science payload. The mission was intended to be high-altitude and suborbital. The mission was unsuccessful, with the rocket being destroyed by the Range Safety Officer after veering off course very early into its flight.

 


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