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Ranger 3

Atlas Agena B

United States Air Force

Launch Status


Ranger 3

Type: Lunar Exploration

Ranger 3 was a spacecraft designed to transmit pictures of the lunar surface during the last 10 minutes prior to impacting the Moon. A malfunction in the booster guidance system resulted in excessive spacecraft speed. Ranger 3 missed the Moon by 36,800 km and is now in a heliocentric orbit.


Launch Complex 12

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

865 rockets have launched from Cape Canaveral, FL, USA.

Launch Complex 12, Cape Canaveral, FL, USA


Atlas LV-3 Agena B – United States Air Force

Family: Atlas
Length: 20.27 m
Diameter: 3.05 m
Launch Mass: 130 T

The Atlas LV-3 Agena B was manufactured by United States Air Force with the first launch on . Atlas LV-3 Agena B has 21 successful launches and 8 failed launches with a total of 29 launches. The Atlas LV-3A was a largely unsuccessful configuration until it was given an Agena B upper stage. It was responsible for the launch of Mariner II to Venus and had one of the first engines that could be restarted in orbit.


United States Air Force

Type: Government
Abbreviation: USAF

Country: USA

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