Ranger struggles

  • David M. Harland
Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)


After Ranger 1 passed its qualification tests at JPL in May 1961, Oran Nicks, Chief of Lunar Flight Systems at NASA headquarters, authorised its transportation to Cape Canaveral, where the Air Force had assigned Hangar AE to the project. The launch window ran from 26 July to 2 August. In late June the Atlas was erected on Pad 12, the Agena added, and the spacecraft in its aerodynamic shroud installed to complete the stack. The combined systems tests of the fully assembled space vehicle were concluded on 13 July.


Lunar Surface Solar Panel Launch Vehicle Ranger Project Surface Package 
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© Praxis Publishing Ltd. 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • David M. Harland
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  1. 1.Kelvinbridge GlasgowUK

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