Mariner V - The Venus Machine 680377

The Mariner V mission to and past the planet Venus in 1967 is described and some scientific results are summarized. The engineering challenge and process of physically converting a machine designed to conduct a Mars flyby into one suitable for the Venus mission are discussed, and particular technical problems and solutions arising from this conversion or other aspects of the 1967 flight mission are examined. Finally, some results of a study of test effectiveness in this project are considered.


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