Mars Mission: Viking I on Titan III Centaur Rocket Launch

Mars Mission: Viking I on Titan III Centaur Rocket Launch

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Launch of the Mars mission Viking I payload on Titan III Centaur rocket. The interplanetary cruise phase of the Viking spacecraft lasted 310 days until Mars orbit insertion. The Viking I orbiter high-gain antenna was put into operation November 12, 1975. The high-gain antenna was repositioned daily to keep the radio beams aimed directly at the Earth.

Image Number: EL-1996-00220
Date: August 20, 1975

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NASA, Mars, Viking, Viking I, launch, rocket, space, NASA Langley Research Center, 1975

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