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Ranger 4

Atlas Agena B

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Success

Mission

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.

Location

Launch Complex 12

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

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

Launch Complex 12, Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Rocket

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.

Agency

United States Air Force

Type: Government
Abbreviation: USAF

Country: USA

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