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Viking 1 Orbiter

NSSDCA ID: 1975-075A

Launch Information

Launch Date: 1975-08-20 at 21:22:00 UTC
Launch Vehicle: Titan IIIE-Centaur
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States
Decay Date: 1980-08-17

Trajectory Description

No description available.

Trajectory Details

Type: Orbiter
Central Body: Mars
Epoch start: 1976-06-20 20:00:00 UTC
  Epoch stop: 1976-09-10 20:00:00 UTC
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
1,510 km32,600 km24.66 hours37.9°0.76
Regions Traversed
  Interplanetary Medium
  Solar wind
Type: Orbiter
Central Body: Mars
Epoch start: 1976-09-10 20:00:00 UTC
  Epoch stop: 1976-09-23 20:00:00 UTC
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
1,488 km 21.88 hours38.1°0
Type: Orbiter
Central Body: Mars
Epoch start: 1976-09-23 20:00:00 UTC
  Epoch stop: 1977-01-21 19:00:00 UTC
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
1,512 km 24.65 hours38.2°0
Type: Orbiter
Central Body: Mars
Epoch start: 1977-01-21 19:00:00 UTC
  Epoch stop: 1977-03-10 19:00:00 UTC
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
1,477 km 23.05 hours39.1°0
Type: Orbiter
Central Body: Mars
Epoch start: 1977-03-10 19:00:00 UTC
  Epoch stop: 1977-03-23 19:00:00 UTC
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
296 km 21.92 hours39.2°0
Type: Orbiter
Central Body: Mars
Epoch start: 1977-03-23 19:00:00 UTC
  Epoch stop: 1977-06-30 20:00:00 UTC
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
300 km 23.5 hours39.3°0
Type: Orbiter
Central Body: Mars
Epoch start: 1977-06-30 20:00:00 UTC
  Epoch stop: 1978-12-01 19:00:00 UTC
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
300 km 24 hours0
Type: Orbiter
Central Body: Mars
Epoch start: 1980-08-06 20:00:00 UTC
 
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
320 km56,000 km47.26 hours0.88221

Key to Apside Units

UnitDefined asEquivalent metric measure
kmkilometer1,000 m
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