- Spacecraft Brief Description -
GEMINI 7 was the fourth manned earth-orbiting spacecraft of the GEMINI series.
its mission priorities were (1) to demonstrate a 2-week flight, (2) to perform ... stationkeeping with the GEMINI launch vehicle stage 2, (3) to evaluate the
'shirt sleeve' environment, (4) to act as a rendezvous target for GEMINI 6, and
(5) to demonstrate controlled reentry to within 11 km of the landing point. The
crew members had four scientific experiments to perform. These were synoptic
terrain, synoptic weather, dim light photography, and visual acuity in the
space environment. Four technological and eight medical experiments were also
conducted. All experiments and mission objectives were successfully completed.
The spacecraft reentered the atmosphere after 15 days in space and landed
within 11 km of the target point.
- Auxiliary Information -
Launch Date and Time : 1965-12-04 19:26:00
Epoch Date and Time : 1965-12-12
Apogee (km or AU): 298.
Perigee (km or AU): 292.
Inclination (degree) : 28.9
Orbit Type : Geocentric
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