Luna E-6LS

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Launch data:

Designation  F00445 / 68F01
Launch date  07 Feb 1968 - 10:43:54 UT
Launch site B, LC1
Launch vehicle  Molniya-M /Blok-MVL (8K78M s/n Ya716-57)
Satellite type E-6LS (s/n112)
Mission  Lunar soft lander
Decay 07 Feb 1968

Launch failure: stage 3 engine cut off prematurely (attempted Lunar orbiter).

Spacecraft data:

Manufacturer OKB-1
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Mass at launch  1700 kg
Dry Mass  kg
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Description:

The E-6LS was a radio-equipped version of the E-6 used to test tracking and communications networks for the Soviet manned lunar program. Otherwise the spacecraft instrumentation was similar to that of the E-6LF and provided data for studies of the interaction of the earth and lunar masses, the lunar gravitational field, the propagation and stability of radio communications to the spacecraft at different orbital positions, solar charged particles and cosmic rays, and the motion of the Moon.

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