Detail View: NASA Kennedy Center Media Archive Collection: Lockheed Martin Missile Systems integration and test staff prepare NASA?s Lunar Prospector spacecraft for mating to the Trans Lunar Injection Module of the spacecraft at Astrotech, a commercial payload processing facility, in Titusville, Fla. The small robotic spacecraft, to be launched for NASA on an Athena II launch vehicle by Lockheed Martin, is designed to provide the first global maps of the Moon?s surface compositional elements and its gravitational and magnetic fields. The launch of Lunar Prospector is scheduled for Jan. 5, 1998 at 8:31 p.m

Description: 
Lockheed Martin Missile Systems integration and test staff prepare NASA?s Lunar Prospector spacecraft for mating to the Trans Lunar Injection Module of the spacecraft at Astrotech, a commercial payload processing facility, in Titusville, Fla. The small robotic spacecraft, to be launched for NASA on an Athena II launch vehicle by Lockheed Martin, is designed to provide the first global maps of the Moon?s surface compositional elements and its gravitational and magnetic fields. The launch of Lunar Prospector is scheduled for Jan. 5, 1998 at 8:31 p.m
Release Date: 
12/18/1997
Photo Credit: 
NASA or National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Release: 
National Aeronautics and Space Administration John F. Kennedy Space Center Kennedy Space Center, Florida 32899
facet_what: 
Lunar Prospector
facet_where: 
Florida
facet_when: 
12-18-1997
facet_when_year: 
1997
Photo Number: 
KSC-97PC-1804
UID: 
SPD-KSCMA-KSC-97PC-1804
original url: 
http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=1333