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Mariner 6

Atlas SLV-3C Centaur

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Mariner 6

Type: Robotic Exploration

Mariner 6 and 7 comprised a dual-spacecraft mission to Mars, the sixth and seventh missions in the Mariner series of spacecraft used for planetary exploration in the flyby mode. The primary objectives of the missions were to study the surface and atmosphere of Mars during close flybys to establish the basis for future investigations, particularly those relevant to the search for extraterrestrial life, and to demonstrate and develop technologies required for future Mars missions and other long-duration missions far from the Sun.

Location

Launch Complex 36B

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

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

Launch Complex 36B, Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Rocket

Atlas SLV-3C Centaur – Convair

Family: Atlas
Length: 21 m
Diameter: 3.05 m
Launch Mass: 120 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 800 kg

The Atlas SLV-3C Centaur was manufactured by Convair with the first launch on 1967-09-08. Atlas SLV-3C Centaur has 15 successful launches and 2 failed launches with a total of 17 launches. The Atlas-Centaur was a US expendable launch vehicle derived from the SM-65 Atlas D missile. Launches were conducted from Launch Complex 36 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

Agency

United States Air Force

Type: Government
Abbreviation: USAF

Country: USA

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