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viking mars launch set for august 11The 1975-1976 Viking Mars Mission is described in detail, from launch phase through landing and communications relay phase. The mission's scientific goals are outlined and the various Martian investigations are discussed. These investigations include: geological photomapping and seismology; high-resolution, stereoscopic horizon scanning; water vapor and thermal mapping; entry science; meteorology; atmospheric composition and atmospheric density; and, search for biological products. The configurations of the Titan 3/Centaur combined launch vehicles, the Viking orbiters, and the Viking landers are described; their subsystems and performance characteristics are discussed. Preflight operations, launch window, mission control, and the deep space tracking network are also presented.
Document ID
19750018961
Document Type
Other - News Release/Speech
Authors
Panagakos, N.
(NASA Headquarters Washington, DC United States)
Date Acquired
September 3, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1975
Subject Category
ASTRODYNAMICS
Report/Patent Number
NASA-NEWS-RELEASE-75-183
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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