Pioneer 5

USA

Spacecraft n: 59

US spacecraft n: 48

Also called P-2 (Able 6)

Launch data:

Designation 00027 / 1960 Alp 1 / 60001A
Launch date 11 Mars 1960 - 13:00:07 UT
Launch site CC, LC-17A
Launch vehicle Thor-DM18 Able-4 (#219/DM-1812-6A)
Mission Solar orbiter
Heliocentric orbit (Sun orbit):
Perihelion x Aphelion 0.806 x 0.992 A.U.
Excentricity 0.104
Incl. to ecliptic 3.35
Period (around the Sun) 312 days



Specifications:

Prime contractor  TRW
Operator  NASA
Mass at launch 43.2 kg
Dry Mass   kg
Dimension 0,66 dia
Basic shape Sphere + 4 panels
Solar array  
Stabilization  
Lifetime  100.000 years

Description:

Mission details:


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