Ranger 4

USA


Launch data:

Designation 00280 / 1962 Mu 1 / 62012A
Launch date 23 Apr 1962 - 20:50 UT 
Launch site CC-LC12
Launch vehicle Atlas-LV3 Agena-B (#133D-AA4)
Mission Luner lander
Payload code  NASA P-35
Maximum distance
from Earth 400.000 km
All-burnt velocity 11,0 km/sec
Lunar impact 26 Apr 1962 - 12:49:53 UT

Spacecraft failure; first US lunar impact on 26 Apr 1962 after 64,01 hours flight.
Impact: 130,7 W, 15,5S

Specifications:

Prime contractor  JPL
Operator NASA
Mass at launch 331 kg
Dry Mass   kg
Dimension 1,52 dia - 2,51 long
Basic shape hexagonal cylinder

Technicians prepare the Ranger 4 spacecraft for launch.


Image Credit: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Mission details:


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