Explorer 49

USA


Also called RAE-B or RAE 2

Launch data:

Designation 06686 / 73039A
Launch date 10 June 1973 - 14:13 UT
Launch site CC, LC-17B
Launch vehicle  Delta-1913 (#581/D95)
Mission 
Selenocentric orbit on 1973 Jun 15.31:
Periselene / Aposelene 1120 x 1331 km
Eccentricity 0.036
Inclination 38.26°
Period 241 min
Selenocentric orbit on 1974 Aug 14:
Periselene / Aposelene 1051 x 1077 km
Eccentricity 0.005
Inclination 55.34°
Period 221.9 min
Selenocentric orbit on 1975 Sep 01.0:
Periselene / Aposelene 1020 x 1109 km
Eccentricity 0.016
Inclination 76.2°
Period 222.0 min


Spacecraft data:

Prime contractor  
Customer  
Platform  
Mass at launch  328 kg
Dry Mass 200 kg
Basic shape  Cylinder + booms
Dimension  0.79 long - 0.92 dia
Solar array  
Stabilization  
DC power  
Design lifetime  In lunar orbit

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