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Depiction of Vector 1 in space
|Mission type||Planetary flyby|
|Mission duration||4 months, 7 days|
based on Miner430 Block VI
|Launch mass||202.8 kilograms (447 lb)|
|Power||220 watts (at Stratos encounter)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||November 4, 1960, 06:53:14|
|Launch site||Latinum Point, Alcoyeno|
|End of mission|
|Last contact||January 3, 1961|
|Perihelion altitude||105,464,560 kilometers (56,946,310 nautical miles)|
|Epoch||December 27, 1960|
Vector 1, originally known as Miner 480x1 was space probe originally designed by the PAC to scope out the possibility of space mining, later turned exploration vessel when it became the first robotic space probe to conduct a successful planetary encounter. Not long after it's successful flyby, Vector 1 was lost due to a battery failure and a sister probe, Vector 2 was launched in it's place to later complete the first flyby of all inner Tendor planets.