Spacecraft Specifications


Mariner 6 and Mariner 7

MARINER 6 & MARINER 7 SPECIFICATIONS:


Launch date:		Mariner 6:  February 24, 1969   20:29EST
			Mariner 7:  March 27, 1969       17:22EST

Mars arrival date:	Mariner 6:  July 30, 1969
			Mariner 7:  August 4, 1969

Launch vehicle:		Atlas-Centaur SLV-3C

							
Control system:		2 sets of 6 N2 jets
			3 gyros, Canopus sensor
			2 primary sun sensors, 4 secondary sun sensors

Electrical power:	17 472 solar cells  producing 449 watts at Mars
			(Total solar panel area = 7.7m2)
			
			Silver-zinc battery w/ output of 1200 watts/hour

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

Launch weight:		412.8 kilograms

Dimensions:		Height: 3.35m	Width (panels extended): 5.79m


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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