Saturn-Apollo 6 (SA-6)

USA



Launch data:

Designation00800 / 64025A
Launch date28 May 1964 - 17:07:00 UT
Launch siteCC, LC-37B
Launch vehicle Saturn 1 (#SA-6)
Spacecraft Apollo BP-13
PayloadBoilerplate 1 CSM
production LES
service module/LV adapter
Earth orbit on May 29.7:
   - Perigee / Apogee 179 x 204 km
   - Eccentricity 0.002
Inclination31.74°
Period88.22 min



Spacecraft data:

Prime contractor  
Customer NASA
Mass at launch 16919 kg
Dry Mass  kg
Basic shape Cone-cylinder
Dimension (m)24,38 long / 5,5 dia
Solar array  
Stabilization  
DC power  

Decay:

Descent date: 01 Jun 1964 - 0:28 UT
Reentry location 13.6N 179E Pacific
(Dummy spacecraft/rocket stage)
Lifetime:3.31 days

Mission summary:

Apollo systems test. Second orbital test. Boilerplate CSM, LM adapter, LES. LES jettison demonstrated.

Astrophilately covers:

Saturn-Apollo 6 launch cover

Launch cancel Cape Canaveral



Ref.: #1, #2, #3(SD1964), #6b, #7(JR647), #206, #402 - update: 13.01.18 Home