Spacecraft Specifications


Mariner 4

MARINER 4 SPECIFICATIONS:


Launch date:		November 28, 1964   14:22EST
Mars arrival date:	July 14, 1965  (closest approach of 9844 km)

Launch vehicle:		Atlas-Agena SLV-3

							
Control system:		12 N2 jets
			3 gyros, Canopus sensor
			Earth sensor,  Mars sensor
			2 primary sun sensors, 2 secondary sun sensors

Electrical power:	28 224 solar cells  producing 310 watts at Mars
			(Total solar panel area = 6.3m2)
			
			Silver-zinc battery w/ output of 1200 watts/hour

Propulsion:		Monopropellant hydrazine 
			225 newtons thrust 
			4-jet vane vector control

Launch weight:		260.8 kilograms

Dimensions:		Height: 2.89m	Width (panels extended): 6.88m


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Dr. David R. Williams, dave.williams@nasa.gov
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NASA Official: Ed Grayzeck, edwin.j.grayzeck@nasa.gov
Original Page Author: Malcolm J. Shaw, Malcolm_Shaw@pcp.ca
Last Updated: 06 January 2005, DRW