Reference numberMS/926/10/3
TitleDiagrams of the Viking probe and its mission, collected by Geoffrey Eglinton
DescriptionOne untitled chart and ten A4 black and white labelled diagrams with the following titles:

General Arrangement [of the Viking spacecraft]
Launch and transfer orbit
Arrival at Mars [showing Mars orbit and stages of jettison Mars injection stage, orbiter-lander in synchronous orbit, Mars injection burn]
Mars lander
Mass/velocity history
Mission summary diagram
Lift-off, rendezvous and return
Spacecraft Mars Orbit description
Earth, Sun and Mars relative positions for outward journey
The return to earth

These images may have been for the creation of slides, as they are held in an envelope with 'S Tonkin' and '35mm neg slides' written on the front. Also written in a different hand is 're paper Eglinton and Tonkin for Viking Mars Proposal pre-1976.'
Extent1 file, 11 items
Physical description1 envelope containing 12 black and white images
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA5073Eglinton; Geoffrey (1927 - 2016)1927 - 2016
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