Spacecraft Brief Description
Gemini 11 was the ninth manned earth-orbiting spacecraft of the Gemini
series. The 3-day mission was designed to achieve a first orbit
rendezvous and ... docking with the agena target vehicle, to accomplish
two extravehicular activity (EVA) tests, and to perform spacecraft
maneuvers. There were also eight scientific and four technological
experiments on board. The scientific experiments were (1) synergistic
effect of zero-g and radiation on white blood cells, (2) synoptic
terrain photography, (3) synoptic weather photography, (4) nuclear
emulsions, (5) airglow horizon photography, (6) UV astronomical
photography, (7) Gemini ion wake measurement, and (8) dim sky
photography. The experiments and the other mission objectives were
successfully completed. Reentry occurred after 44 orbits using the
first closed-loop automatic reentry mode. The spacecraft landed within
4.8 km of the planned impact point on september 15, 1966.
Launch Date and Time : 1966-09-12 14:38:00
Epoch Date and Time : 1966-09-12
Orbit Type : Geocentric
Apogee(km) : 280.
Perigee(km) : 161.
Inclination : 28.83
Date of last update : 1992-05-11
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