Ranger 5

USA


International Sat. n:

USA satellite n:


Launch data::

Designation 00439 / 1962 B Eta 1 / 62055A
Launch date 18 Oct 1962 - 16:59 UT
Launch site CC, LC12
Launch vehicle Atlas-LV3 Agena-B (#215D/AA7)
Mission Lunar lander
Payload code  NASA P-36
Heliocentric orbit (Sun orbit):
Perihelion x Aphelion 0.951 x 1.064 A.U.
Eccentricity0.056
Incl. to ecliptic 0.41
Period (around the Sun) 369 days

Spacecraft failure, passed 735 km behind Moon on 21 Oct 1962.

Specifications:

Prime contractor  JPL
Operator NASA
Mass at launch  342 kg
Dry Mass   kg
Dimension 1,52 dia - 2,51 long
Basic shape Hexagonal cylinder
Solar array  
Stabilization  
Lifetime  Indefinite

Engineers prepare a Ranger Block 2 spacecraft. This design was used for Rangers 3, 4 and 5.


Mission details:


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