Ranger 5 - Space launch mission detailed information
Ranger 5 5
18 OCT 1962
United States Air Force
Launch Complex 12
Lunar impactor which missed the Moon by 725 km due to an unknown malfunction preventing the spacecraft from receiving power after injection into lunar trajectory.
Atlas LV-3 Agena B
The Atlas LV-3A was a largely unsuccessful configuration until it was given an Agena B upper stage. It was responsible for the launch of Mariner II to Venus and had one of the first engines that could be restarted in orbit.