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Mariner 8

Atlas SLV-3C Centaur

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Failure

Mission

Mariner 8

Type: Robotic Exploration

Mars orbiter designed to map 70% of the Martian surface and study temporal changes in the Martian atmosphere and surface.

Location

Launch Complex 36A

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

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

Launch Complex 36A, 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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