Mars 1M Nº 2 (Mars 1960B, Marsnik 2)

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Spacecraft nº:

Russia spacecraft nº: 18


Launch data:

Designation  60F14
Launch date  14 Oct 1960 - 13:51:03 UT
Launch site B-LC1
Launch vehicle  Molniya 8K78 (LI-5M)
Satellite type Mars 1M (n°2)
Mission  Mars flyby
Decay  14 Oct 1960
Mars 1M

LAUNCH FAILURE: At T+290 sec Stage 3's engine 8D715K failed to ignite because a LOX leak froze kerosene in the fuel inlet to the pump on the launch pad due to a faulty LOX valve seal.

Spacecraft data:

Prime contractor  OKB-1
Customer  
Platform  
Mass at launch  640 kg (480 kg?)
Dry Mass  kg
Basic shape  
Dimension  
Solar array  
Stabilization  
DC power  

Mission:


Ref.: #6b, #7, #8, #102(SL13) - update: 02.01.05 Home