National Aeronautics and Space Administration Logo
Follow this link to skip to the main content NASA Banner
Solar System Exploration
Missions
Kosmos 167
 By Target   By Name   By Decade 
Search for Missions Containing:      Search
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Kosmos 167
Kosmos 167 Mission to Venus

Goals: This spacecraft was designed to drop a probe through Venus' atmosphere like its twin, Venera 4.

Accomplishments: None. The rocket engine that was to propel it from Earth orbit to Venus failed to fire, and the spacecraft system re-entered the atmosphere after circling Earth for eight days.


Key Dates
17 Jun 1967:  Launch
25 Jun 1967:  Re-Entered Earth's Atmosphere
Status: Unsuccessful
Fast Facts
Kosmos 167 Facts This mission was a twin to Venera 4.

It was one of three missions to Venus launched in June 1967.

Two of the Venus-bound spacecraft were Soviet; one -- Mariner 5 -- was American.
Links
Awards and Recognition   Solar System Exploration Roadmap   Contact Us   Site Map   Print This Page
NASA Official: Kristen Erickson
Advisory: Dr. James Green, Director of Planetary Science
Outreach Manager: Alice Wessen
Curator/Editor: Phil Davis
Science Writer: Autumn Burdick
Producer: Greg Baerg
Webmaster: David Martin
> NASA Science Mission Directorate
> Budgets, Strategic Plans and Accountability Reports
> Equal Employment Opportunity Data
   Posted Pursuant to the No Fear Act
> Information-Dissemination Policies and Inventories
> Freedom of Information Act
> Privacy Policy & Important Notices
> Inspector General Hotline
> Office of the Inspector General
> NASA Communications Policy
> USA.gov
> ExpectMore.gov
> NASA Advisory Council
> Open Government at NASA
Last Updated: 29 Nov 2010