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Class: Planetary. Type: Lunar. Nation: USA. Agency: NASA.

Released from Apollo; particles and fields experiments. Lunar Orbit (Selenocentric).


Specification

Total Mass: 36 kg.


PFS Chronology


26 July 1971 Apollo 15 Subsatellite Program: Apollo. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Saturn V. Mass: 36 kg.

Released from Apollo 15 into lunar orbit on 4 August 1971; studied lunar particles and included fields experiments.


16 April 1972 Apollo 16 Subsatellite Program: Apollo. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Saturn V. Mass: 36 kg.

Released from Apollo 16 into lunar orbit on 24 April 1972; fields and particles data; impacted lunar surface.



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