Apollo 5

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Apollo 5
Lunar Module-1 and Spacecraft Lunar Module Adapter (SLA)-7 in the Kennedy Space Center's Manned Spacecraft Operations Building.jpg
Lunar Module 1 being mated to the Spacecraft Lunar Module Adapter (SLA) in preparation for launch as Apollo 5
Mission typeLunar module test flight
COSPAR IDAscent stage: 1968-007A
Descent stage: 1968-007B
SATCAT no.3106
Mission duration11 hours, 10 minutes
Orbits completed7
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftApollo LM-1
Launch mass14,360 kilograms (31,660 lb)[1]
Start of mission
Launch dateJanuary 22, 1968, 22:48:09 (1968-01-22UTC22:48:09Z) UTC
RocketSaturn IB SA-204
Launch siteCape Kennedy LC-37B
End of mission
DisposalUncontrolled reentry
DeactivatedJanuary 23, 1968 9:58 (1968-01-23UTC09:59Z) UTC
Decay dateAscent stage: January 24, 1968 (1968-01-25)
Descent stage: February 12, 1968 (1968-02-13)
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth orbit
Perigee162 kilometers (87 nmi)[2]
Apogee214 kilometers (116 nmi)[2]
Inclination31.6 degrees[2]
Period89.5 minutes[2]
EpochJanuary 22, 1968 (ascent stage)[3]

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. Archived from the original on October 1, 2016. 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.