Luna programme - First, first, unmanned 2 16 1 spacecraft to strike the Moon to carry lunar soil samples

The Luna rounded the 3 Moon, that year, became the first 9 probe to achieve a soft landing, the first, artificial 10 satellite of the Moon, was the first, first, unmanned 2 16 1 spacecraft to strike the Moon to carry lunar soil samples and made the first, successful, lunar, soft 9 landing. The Luna orbited the 22 Moon, 2,842 times, returned with lunar 24 soil samples. Missions Luna designed to return 15 soil samples from the lunar surface. The image was taken 40 minutes from 66,700 km, was taken at 03:30 UT on 7 October. The Moon is 3475 km in diameter, appears to have little, detailed texture because the lunar mountains. Luna launch was an third, Soviet attempt to reach the Moon. The rocket lost stability, the engine, crashed 65 km downrange. The accident caused considerable damage, the launch pad, was caused by a foreign object. The stages crashed into the Pacific Ocean near Midway Island. The mission was intended to be to the similar 5 Zond, was attempted an lunar sample return, came to near fruition. The capsule was to the similar Zond carried 4 instruments. The Zond capsule was lifted by the escape tower, was thrown by the clear escape tower. The Zond cabin was recovered despite a premature firing of the landing rockets. The cameras transmitted on 130 190 KHz subcarriers. TsNIIMash endorsed ideas about industrial exploration. Landers sustained damage on touchdown of two of five. The images were processed analyzed by Iu, were transmitted as analog FM video signals at one stroke. The illumination failed unpublished, panoramic images. The drilling apparatus packed the sample into a 8mm diameter plastic tube.

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