Illustration of the Mariner 2 spacecraft

MARINER 2 FACT SHEET

LAUNCH VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Atlas-Agena B

DIMENSIONS LAUNCH VEHICLE

Total height, with Mariner

spacecraft, plus shroud. . . . . . . . . . .100 plus feet

Atlas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 feet

Agena B. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 feet

Mariner with shroud. . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 feet

DIMENSION MARINER

In launch position, folded

Diameter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 feet

Height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 feet 11 inches

In cruise position, panels unfolded

Span . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 feet 6 inches

Height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 feet 11 inches

WEIGHT MARINER 1

Structure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 pounds

Solar Panels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 pounds

Electronics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146 pounds

Propulsion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 pounds

Launch-Backup Battery. . . . . . . . . . . . 33 pounds

Miscellaneous Equipment. . . . . . . . . . . 70 pounds

Scientific Experiments . . . . . . . . . . . 41 pounds

GROSS WEIGHT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .447 pounds


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