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Lunar Orbiter 4 - Photographic Mission SummaryPhotographic summary report of Lunar Orbiter 4 mission. The fourth of five Lunar Orbiter spacecraft was successfully launched from Launch Complex 13 at the Air Force Eastern Test Range by an Atlas-Agena launch vehicle at 22:25 GMT on May 4, 1967. Tracking data from the Cape Kennedy and Grand Bahama tracking stations were used to control and guide the launch vehicle during Atlas powered flight. The Agena-spacecraft combination was boosted to the proper coast ellipse by the Atlas booster prior to separation. Final maneuvering and acceleration to the velocity required to maintain the 100-nauticalmile- altitude Earth orbit was controlled by the preset on-board Agena computer. In addition, the Agena computer determined the maneuver and engine-burn period required to inject the spacecraft on the cislunar trajectory 20 minutes after launch. Tracking data from the downrange stations and the Johannesburg, South Africa station were used to monitor the boost trajectory.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Langley Research Center
Document Type
Contractor Report (CR)
Date Acquired
August 4, 2013
Publication Date
June 1, 1968
Publication Information
Publisher: NASA
Subject Category
Instrumentation And Photography
Lunar And Planetary Science And Exploration
Report/Patent Number
D2-100754-1, V. 1
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Funding Number(s)
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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