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Digital Lunar Orbiter Photographic Atlas of the Moon



Table 1.-Summary of Lunar Orbiter Missions

  Lunar Orbiter mission--
I II III IV V
Initial Intermediate Final
Primary orbital parameters:              
    Orbital period 3h28m21s 3h28m34s 3h28m 12h1m 8h30m29.1s 8h22m40s 3h11m14s
  Inclination, deg 12 12 21 85 85 85 85
  Perilune altitude, km 50 50 55 2700 200 100 100
  Apolune altitude, km 1850 1850 1850 6110 6092 6092 1500
Time in orbit summary:              
  Orbit injection date 8-14-66 11-10-66 2-8-67 5-8-67 8-5-67
  Total orbits 547 2289 1843 225 1201
  Total days 76 335 243 70 179
  Impact date 10-29-66 10-11-67 10-9-67 17-17-67 1-31-68
Photographic summary:          
  First photography date 8-18-66 11-18-66 2-15-67 5-11-67 8-6-67
  Last photography date 8-29-66 11-25-66 2-23-67 5-26-67 8-18-67
  Total medium-resolution photographs read out 211 208 157 179 212
  Total high-resolution photographs read out 211 209 170 180 213
  Altitude range, km 45 to 1454 41 to 1517 44 to 1460 2670 to 6150 96 to 5755

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