Saturn-Apollo 9 (SA-9)

USA



Launch data:

Designation01088 / 65009B
Launch date16 Feb 1965 - 14:37:03 UT
Launch siteCC, LC-37B
Launch vehicle Saturn 1 (#SA-9)
Spacecraft Apollo BP-16 CM
Payload Apollo model 3
CSM (SA-008)
Earth orbit on Feb 20.4:
   - Perigee / Apogee 498 x 736 km
   - Eccentricity 0.017
   - Inclination31.76°
   - Period96.90 min

BP-16 contained Pegasus 1 meteroid satellite. Result: Succesfull.

Spacecraft data:

Prime contractor  
Customer NASA
Platform  
Mass at launch 4536 kg
Dry Mass  kg
Basic shape cone-cylinder
Dimension (m)9 long - 3.91 dia
Solar array  
Stabilization  
DC power  

Decay:

Decay: 10 Jul 1985
Lifetime:7449 days

Landing date: 16 Feb 1965? (Ref: #6b)

Astrophilately covers:

Saturn-Apollo 9 launch cover

Manuel launch cancel Cape Canaveral



Ref.: #1, #2, #3(SD1965), #6b, #7, #206, #404 - update: 13.01.18 Home