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Mariner 8

Mariner 8 (also known as Mariner H) had onboard systems identical to Mariner 6, Mariner 7, and Mariner 9. This vehicle was destroyed on launch due a failure of its Atlas Centaur[?] launch vehicle's autopilot.

  • Intended Mission: Mars Survey
  • Launched: 8 May 1971
  • Total Weight: 2200 pounds

See also: Mariner program, Unmanned space missions

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