Detail View: NASA Kennedy Center Media Archive Collection: NASA?s Lunar Prospector is lifted at Cape Canaveral Air Station?s Launch Complex 46 before mating to a Lockheed Martin Athena II launch vehicle. Lunar Prospector, built for the NASA Ames Research Center by Lockheed Martin, is a spin-stabilized spacecraft designed to provide NASA the first global maps of the Moon?s surface and its gravitational magnetic fields. It will orbit the Moon at an altitude of approximately 63 miles during a one-year mission. The launch of Lunar Prospector is scheduled for Jan. 5, 1998 at 8:31 p.m. EST

Description: 
NASA?s Lunar Prospector is lifted at Cape Canaveral Air Station?s Launch Complex 46 before mating to a Lockheed Martin Athena II launch vehicle. Lunar Prospector, built for the NASA Ames Research Center by Lockheed Martin, is a spin-stabilized spacecraft designed to provide NASA the first global maps of the Moon?s surface and its gravitational magnetic fields. It will orbit the Moon at an altitude of approximately 63 miles during a one-year mission. The launch of Lunar Prospector is scheduled for Jan. 5, 1998 at 8:31 p.m. EST
Release Date: 
12/23/1997
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: 
Ames Research Center (ARC)
facet_when: 
12-23-1997
facet_when_year: 
1997
Photo Number: 
KSC-97PC-1830
UID: 
SPD-KSCMA-KSC-97PC-1830
original url: 
http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=1358