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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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