VIKING 2 LANDER

Launch Details
Launched 8 September 1975
Flight ended 2 September 1976
Status Decayed
Destination Mars Landing
Launch site Air Force Eastern Test Range, Florida, USA
Owner United States
NORAD ID 9408
COSPAR ID 1975-083C
Observing

Timeline

1975 Sep 9 Launch from Cape Canaveral
1976 Aug 7 Insertion into orbit around Mars
1976 Sep 3 Separation of lander from orbiter
1976 Sep 3 Landing on Mars
1977 Oct Close approach of orbiter to Deimos
1978 Jul 25 Orbiter decommissioned
1980 Apr 11 Final contact with lander
1980 Jul 25 Orbiter altitude increased to prevent decay into Mars' atmosphere

Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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