Luna E-8-5 No.402

Luna E-8-5 No.402

Spacecraft
Spacecraft Less

Luna E-8-5 No.402

to get instant updates about 'Luna E-8-5 No.402' on your MyPage. Meet other similar minded people. Its Free!

X 

All Updates


Description:
Luna E-8-5 No.402, also known as Luna Ye-8-5 No.402, and sometimes identified by NASA as Luna 1969C, was a Soviet spacecraft which was lost in a launch failure in 1969. It was a Luna E-8-5 spacecraft, the first of eight to be launched. It was intended to perform a soft landing on the Moon, collect a sample of lunar soil, and return it to the Earth. It was, along with Luna 15, one of two unsuccessful missions which had been launched by the Soviet Union in a last-ditch attempt to upstage the Apollo 11 landing.

Luna E-8-5 No.402 was launched at 04:00:07 UTC on 14 June 1969 atop a Proton-K 8K78K carrier rocket with a Blok-D upper stage, flying from Site 81/24 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Prior to the release of information about its mission, NASA correctly identified that it had been an attempted sample return mission, however they believed that a previous attempt had been made, using a spacecraft launched on 30 April, which had also been lost in a launch failure. They designated that attempt Luna 1969B.

References










Read More

No feeds found

All
Posting your question. Please wait!...


About

Spacecraft
No messages found
Suggested Pages
Zid
Zid
Tell your friends >
about this page
 Create a new Page
for companies, colleges, celebrities or anything you like.Get updates on MyPage.
Create a new Page
 Find your friends
  Find friends on MyPage from