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Vector 2 in space
|Mission type||Planetary flyby|
|Mission duration||16 months, 3 days|
based on Miner430 Block VI
|Launch mass||202.8 kilograms (447 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||February 21 1961, 06:53:14|
|Launch site||Latinum Point, Alcoyeno|
|End of mission|
|Last contact||June 15, 1961|
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Vector 2 was the second in a series of spacecraft intended for planetary exploration in a flyby mode. It was designed to conduct closeup scientific observations of the inner planets and to transmit these observations to Anteria. Launched on February 21 1961 Vector 2 performed the first successful flyby of the planet Slahonus and Bieruta, returning the first close-up pictures of the inner planets surfaces. The craft was then re-geared to travel to the outer planets, however due to power failures it was caught in the orbit of Bieruta and crashed onto the planets surface on June 15, 1961; 9 days after it's flyby with the planet.
- Includes only substantial moons of Aurious, Nirduk, and Tsanfau.