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Mariner 2

NSSDCA ID: 1962-041A

Launch Information

Launch Date: 1962-08-27 at 06:53:14 UTC
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: 1962-08-27 03:21:00 UTC
  Epoch stop: 1962-12-14 14:59:28 UTC
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
0.72 AU1 AU292 days0.16278
Regions Traversed
  Interstellar Medium
Type: Flyby
Central Body: Venus
Closest approach time: 1962-12-14 14:59:28 UTC
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
5.71 RV  0
Regions Traversed
  Venus
Type: Orbiter
Central Body: Sun
Epoch start: 1962-12-14 14:59:28 UTC
 
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
0.72 AU1 AU292 days0.16278
Regions Traversed
  Interstellar Medium

Key to Apside Units

UnitDefined asEquivalent metric measure
AUAstronomical Unit1.49597 x 108 km
RVCytherean (Venus) radii6,052 km
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