Mariner 8

Mariner 8

Spacecraft



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  • Dry mass
    558. 8 kg
  • Launch mass
    997. 9 kg
  • Launch date
    May 9, 1971
  • Cost
    554 million USD
  • Manufacturer
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Launch sites
    Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
  • -
    Spaceport Florida Launch Complex 36
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  • About

    Mariner-H, also commonly known as Mariner 8, was part of the Mariner Mars '71 project. It was intended to go into Mars orbit and return images and data, but a launch vehicle failure prevented Mariner 8 from achieving Earth orbit and the spacecraft reentered into the Atlantic Ocean shortly after launch.

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