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Ranger 4

Atlas Agena B

United States Air Force

Launch Status


Ranger 4

Type: Lunar Exploration

Ranger 4 was a spacecraft designed to softly impact the lunar surface. Its solar panels were never extended and its sun and earth acquisition system was not initiated due to a failure of a timer in its central computer. It impacted the far side of the Moon on April 26 after 64 hours of flight.


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Launch Complex 12

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

887 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 1961-01-31. 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 – USAF

  • Type: Government
  • Abbreviation: USAF
  • Country: USA
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