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Athena (LLV / LMLV)

Athena-1 (GemStar 1) [Lockheed Martin]

Athena-2 (Lunar Prospector) [NASA]

Athena-2cS-6 [AAC]

→ complete list of all Peacekeeper / Castor-120 based rockets

Version Strap-On Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4
Athena-1 (LLV-1, LMLV-1) - Castor-120 Orbus-21D OAM / 4 × MR-107 -
Athena-1c - Castor-120 Castor-30 OAM / 4 × MR-107 -
Athena-2 (LLV-2, LMLV-2) - Castor-120 Castor-120 Orbus-21D OAM / 4 × MR-107
Athena-2c - Castor-120 Castor-120 Castor-30 OAM / 4 × MR-107
Athena-3-2 2 × Castor-4A Castor-120 Castor-120 Orbus-21D OAM / 4 × MR-107
Athena-3-4 4 × Castor-4A Castor-120 Castor-120 Orbus-21D OAM / 4 × MR-107
Athena-3-6 6 × Castor-4A Castor-120 Castor-120 Orbus-21D OAM / 4 × MR-107
Athena-2cS-2 2 × Orion-50SXLG Castor-120 Castor-120 Castor-30 OAM / 4 × MR-107
Athena-2cS-4 4 × Orion-50SXLG Castor-120 Castor-120 Castor-30 OAM / 4 × MR-107
Athena-2cS-6 6 × Orion-50SXLG Castor-120 Castor-120 Castor-30 OAM / 4 × MR-107
Performance (kg) LEO LPEO SSO GTO GEO MolO IP
Athena-1 (LMLV-1) 795 515 - -
Athena-1c 760 470 - -
Athena-2 (LMLV-2) 1985 1490 593 -
Athena-2c 1885 1295 -
Athena-3-2 (LMLV-3-2) -
Athena-3-4 (LMLV-3-4) -
Athena-3-6 (LMLV-3-6) 3655 2855 1136 -
Athena-2cS-2 2675 1895 -
Athena-2cS-4 3520 2525 -
Athena-2cS-6 4190 3030 -
No:         Serial   Type               Date          LS         Payload

 1      1   DLV      Athena-1 (LLV-1)   15.08.1995 F  Va SLC-6   GemStar 1 (VitaSat 1)
 2      2   LM-2     Athena-1 (LMLV-1)  23.08.1997    Va SLC-6   Lewis (SSTI 1)
 3      1   LM-4     Athena-2           07.01.1998    CC SLC-46  Lunar Prospector (Discovery 3) [Star-Stage-3700S]
 4      3   LM-6     Athena-1           27.01.1999    CC SLC-46  ROCSAT 1
 5      2   LM-5     Athena-2           27.04.1999 F  Va SLC-6   Ikonos (1)
 6      3   LM-7     Athena-2           24.09.1999    Va SLC-6   Ikonos 1
 7      4   LM-1     Athena-1           30.09.2001    Kd LP-1    Starshine 3 / PICOSat (P97-1) / PCSat 1 / SAPPHIRE


On the first two launches, the vehicle was called LLV-1 and LMLV-1 respectively


Launch sites:

CC  = Spaceport Florida, Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA USA
Kd  = Kodiak Launch Complex, Kodiak Island, Narrow Cape, Alaska, USA USA/ LP-1
Va  = Vandenberg AFB, California, USA USA