MARINER 2

Launch Details
Launched 26 August 1962
Flight ended
Status Unknown
Destination Sun Orbit
Launch site Air Force Eastern Test Range, Florida, USA
Owner United States
NORAD ID 374
COSPAR ID 1962-041A
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Timeline

1962 Aug 27 Launch from Cape Canaveral LC-12
1962 Aug 29 Cruise period science experiments turned on
1962 Sep 4 Course-correction maneuver
1962 Sep 8 Spacecraft developed attitude control fault
1962 Oct 31 Output from one solar panel deteriorated abruptly
1962 Dec 14 Flyby of Venus
1962 Dec 27 Spacecraft reached perihelion
1963 Jan 3 Last transmission from spacecraft

Launched alongside

ATLAS AGENA B R/B

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41.14°N
73.26°W
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