P-3

Overview

Destination: Lunar Orbit
Mission: Lunar Exploration

Lunar Orbit Space Launch Complex 14 Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

The Pioneer P-1, -3, -30 and -31 series was intended to be a lunar orbiter probe, but the mission failed shortly after launch. The objectives were to place a highly instrumented probe in lunar orbit, to investigate the environment between the Earth and Moon, and to develop technology for controlling and maneuvering spacecraft from Earth.

Atlas-Able

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Configuration:

The Atlas-Able was an American expendable launch system derived from the SM-65 Atlas missile. It was a member of the Atlas family of rockets, and was used to launch several Pioneer spacecraft towards the Moon. Of the five Atlas-Able rockets built, two failed during static firings, and the other three failed to reach orbit.

Specifications
  • Stages
    3
  • Length
    35.0 m
  • Diameter
    3.05 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    3.05 m
  • Launch Mass
    120 T
  • Thrust
    1587 kN
Family
  • Name
    Atlas-Able
  • Family
  • Variant
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Atlas-Able
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    250 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Convair

Convair

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Founded: 1943 Successes: 1 Failures: 0 Pending: 0

Agency Type:

Convair, previously Consolidated Vultee, was an American aircraft manufacturing company that later expanded into rockets and spacecraft. The company was formed in 1943 by the merger of Consolidated Aircraft and Vultee Aircraft. In 1953 it was purchased by General Dynamics, and operated as their Convair Division for most of its corporate history.

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