Luna 9

USSR


International Sat. n:

USSR satellite n:


Launch data:

Designation 01954 / 66006A
Launch date 31 Jan 1966 - 11:41:37 UT
Launch site B, LC-31
Launch vehicle Molniya 8K78M
Satellite type E-6M N202 (#13)
Mission Highlight Lunar soft landing
Maximum distance
from Earth km
All-burnt velocity km/sec

E-6 (Cruise)


1e succesfull Lunar soft landing on February 3, 1966 on 18:44:52 UT (7.13N 64.37W)

Specifications:

Prime contractor  GSMZ Lavochkin
Operator  
Mass at launch 1580 kg
Dry mass 99,8 kg
Dimension  
Basic shape  
Solar array  
Stabilization  
Moon landing 03 Feb 1966 - 18:44:52 UT
Mission duration 6 days. Last transmission
February 6, 1966 - 22:55 UT

E-6 (Surface)



Testing of E-6 landing bag.


Mission details:


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