Pioneer 3

USA


Spacecraft n: 30

USA satellite n: 23

7th to the Moon

Launch data:

Designation 00111 / 1958Theta 1 / 58008A
Launch date 06 Dec 1958 - 5:44:52 UT
Launch site CC, LC-5
Launch vehicle Juno II (AM-11)
Mission Luner flyby
Maximum distance
from Earth 102333 km
All-burnt velocity 10,5 km/sec

Failed lunar flyby


Specifications:

Prime contractor  Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
Operator  NASA / ABMA
Mass at launch 5,87 kg
Dry Mass   kg
Dimension (m) 0.25 dia - 0.58 long
Basic shape Cone
Stabilization  spin-stabilized (up to 700 rpm)

Decay:

Descent date: 07 Dec 1958 (.83)
Flight duration38.1 hours





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