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Missions to Moon - Explorer-35

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Explorer | image: http://sse.jpl.nasa.gov

Country : USA
Research Org : NASA
Mission launch : First Moon Mission Launched 1966
Explorer-33 : Launch 07.01.66: Contact Lost 09.21.71
Explorer-35 : Launch 07.19.67: Spacecraft Shutdown 06.24.73
erline;">Explorer-49 : Launch 06.10.73: Last Contact Aug 1977

 

Explorer 35 studied interplanetary space from lunar orbit. The spacecraft found the Moon's has no magnetosphere, that the solar wind impacts the lunar surface and that the Moon creates a 'cavity' in the solar wind. The spacecraft operated for six years until NASA deliberately shut it down.

References
http://sse.jpl.nasa.gov/missions/profile.cfm?Sort=Target&Target=Moon&MCode=Explorer_35

 

Last Updated ( Friday, 11 September 2009 07:23 )