Apollo 5

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Apollo 5
Lm1 ground.jpg
Lunar Module 1 being mated to the Spacecraft Lunar Module Adapter (SLA) in preparation for launch as Apollo 5
Mission type Lunar module test flight
Operator NASA
COSPAR ID Ascent stage: 1968-007A
Descent stage: 1968-007B
SATCAT no. 3106
Mission duration 11 hours, 10 minutes
Orbits completed 7
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft Apollo LM-1
Manufacturer Grumman
Launch mass 14,360 kilograms (31,660 lb)[1]
Start of mission
Launch date January 22, 1968, 22:48:09 (1968-01-22UTC22:48:09Z) UTC
Rocket Saturn IB SA-204
Launch site Cape Kennedy LC-37B
End of mission
Disposal Uncontrolled reentry
Deactivated January 23, 1968 9:58 (1968-01-23UTC09:59Z) UTC
Decay date Ascent stage: January 24, 1968 (1968-01-25)
Descent stage: February 12, 1968 (1968-02-13)
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth orbit
Perigee 162 kilometers (87 nmi)[2]
Apogee 214 kilometers (116 nmi)[2]
Inclination 31.6 degrees[2]
Period 89.5 minutes[2]
Epoch January 22, 1968 (ascent stage)[3]

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Apollo 5 was the first unmanned test flight of the Apollo Lunar Module.[4] The Apollo Lunar Module was the lander part of Apollo spacecraft. The module was launched on January 22, 1968 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Apollo 5". NASA Space Science Data Coordinated Archive. Retrieved September 26, 2016. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Apollo 5". NASA Space Science Data Coordinated Archive. Retrieved September 26, 2016. 
  3. McDowell, Jonathan. "SATCAT". Jonathan's Space Pages. Retrieved March 23, 2014. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Apollo 5". NASA NSSDC. Retrieved 2012-01-16.