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Mariner 5

Atlas SLV-3 Agena D

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Mariner 5

Type: Robotic Exploration

The Mariner 5 spacecraft was the fifth in a series of spacecraft used for planetary exploration in the flyby mode. Mariner 5 was a refurbished backup spacecraft for the Mariner 4 mission and was converted from a Mars mission to a Venus mission.

Location

Launch Complex 12

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

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

Launch Complex 12, Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Rocket

Atlas SLV-3 Agena D – Convair

Family: Atlas
Length: 36 m
Diameter: 3 m
Launch Mass: 155 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 1000 kg

The Atlas SLV-3 Agena D was manufactured by Convair with the first launch on 1964-08-14. Atlas SLV-3 Agena D has 44 successful launches and 4 failed launches with a total of 48 launches. The Atlas-Agena was an American expendable launch system derived from the SM-65 Atlas missile. It was a member of the Atlas family of rockets, and was launched 109 times between 1960 and 1978.

Agency

United States Air Force

Type: Government
Abbreviation: USAF

Country: USA

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