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Mariner 2

NSSDCA ID: 1962-041A

Launch Information

Launch Date/Time: 1962-08-27T06:53:14Z
Launch Vehicle: Atlas-Agena B
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States
Decay Date: 1963-01-03

Trajectory Description

No description available.

Trajectory Details

Type: Orbiter
Central Body: Sun
Epoch start (UTC): 1962-08-27 07:21:00
  Epoch stop (UTC): 1962-12-14 19:59:28
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
0.72 AU1.00 AU292.00 days0.000°0.16278
Regions Traversed
  Interstellar Medium
Type: Flyby
Central Body: Venus
Closest approach time (UTC): 1962-12-14 19:59:28
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
5.71 RV0.000°0.00000
Regions Traversed
  Venus
Type: Orbiter
Central Body: Sun
Epoch start (UTC): 1962-12-14 19:59:28
  Epoch stop (UTC): 
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
0.72 AU1.00 AU292.00 days0.000°0.16278
Regions Traversed
  Interstellar Medium

Apside Definitions

UnitDefinition
AUAstronomical units (1 AU = 1.495979E8 km)
RVCytherean (Venus) radii (1 RV = 6052 km)
 
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