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Apollo 8

NSSDCA ID: 1968-118A

Launch Information

Launch Date: 1968-12-21 at 12:51:00 UTC
Launch Vehicle: Saturn 5
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States
Decay Date: 1968-12-27

Trajectory Description

No description available.

Trajectory Details

Type: Orbiter
Central Body: Earth
Epoch start: 1968-12-21 00:06:00 UTC
  Epoch stop: 1968-12-21 10:41:37 UTC
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
183.2 km190.6 km88.15 minutes32.51°0.00113
Type: Orbiter
Central Body: Moon
Epoch start: 1968-12-24 04:59:20 UTC
  Epoch stop: 1968-12-24 09:00:00 UTC
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
111.2 km310.6 km128.7 minutes12°0.097
Type: Orbiter
Central Body: Moon
Epoch start: 1968-12-24 09:00:00 UTC
  Epoch stop: 1968-12-25 01:10:16 UTC
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
110.4 km112.3 km118.9 minutes12°0.001

Key to Apside Units

UnitDefined asEquivalent metric measure
kmkilometer1,000 m
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