Luna 3

USSR


Spacecraft n: 51

USSR spacecraft n: 11

12th to the Moon

Launch data:


Designation 00021 / 1959 Theta1 / 59011A
Launch date /time 04 Oct 1959 - 00:43:39 UT
Launch site Baikonur, LC1
Launch vehicle Vostok-L (8K72L - nI1-8)
Satellite type: Ye-2A #1
Mission Lunar flyby on 6 Oct - 14:16 UT
Earth orbit on 18 Oct 1959:
Perigee / Apogee 40300 / 476500 km
Inclination 73.8°
Orbital period 22700 min (~15 days)
Maximum distance
from Earth 480.000 km
All-burnt velocity 11,0 km/sec

Luna 3 (Ye-2A #1)



Spacecraft data:

Prime contractor OKB-1
Platform  
Mass at launch 278,5 kg
Dimensions 1,19 dia - 1,32 long
Basic shape Ellipsoid
Decay 29 Apr 1960
Lifetime 177 days

Luna 3 - Credit: Mark Wade.


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