Mars 1

Russia

Spacecraft n:

Russian spacecraft n: 45


Launch data:

Designation 00450 / 1962 B Nu 3 / 62061A
Launch date 01 Nov 1962 - 16:14:16 UT
Launch site B, LC1
Launch vehicle Molniya 8K78 (T103-16)
Satellite type 2MV-4 n2 (Mars 1 PFC)
Mission Mars flyby
Operator  
Heliocentric orbit (Sun orbit):
Perihelion x Aphelion 0.924 x 1.604 A.U.
Eccentricity0.269
Incl. to ecliptic 2.68
Period (around the Sun) 519 days

Contact lost on 21 Mars 1963, passed 200000 km from Mars. Returned no data.


Specifications:

Prime contractor  Korolev
Platform  Sputnik 23
Mass at launch 893,5 kg
Dry Mass   kg
Dimension 1,1 dia - 3,3 long
Basic shape Cylinder
Solar array  
Stabilization  
Lifetime  Indefinite



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