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Ranger 5

Atlas Agena B

United States Air Force

Launch Status


Ranger 5

  • Type: Lunar Exploration
  • Orbit: Lunar Impactor
  • Launch Cost: $14,210,000

Lunar impactor which missed the Moon by 725 km due to an unknown malfunction preventing the spacecraft from receiving power after injection into lunar trajectory.


Launch Complex 12

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Launch Complex 12 has witnessed the launch of 23 rockets, including 21 orbital launch attempts, while Cape Canaveral, FL, USA, has been the site for 960 rocket launches.

Launch Complex 12


United States Air Force Atlas LV-3 Agena B

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

The United States Air Force (USAF) is the air service branch of the United States Armed Forces, and is one of the eight uniformed services of the United States. Originally created on 1 August 1907, as a part of the United States Army Signal Corps, the USAF was established as a separate branch of the United States Armed Forces in 1947 with the enactment of the National Security Act of 1947.

United States Air Force
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