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Kosmos 27
Kosmos 27 Mission to Venus

Goals: This Soviet spacecraft was designed to study Venus as it passed through the planet's atmosphere and crashed on the surface.

Accomplishments: None. Though the spacecraft successfully reached Earth orbit, the rocket that was to propel it onward to Venus failed and the spacecraft burned up in Earth's atmosphere the following day.


Key Dates
27 Mar 1964:  Launch
28 Mar 1964:  End of Venus Mission
Status: Unsuccessful
Fast Facts
Kosmos 27 Facts This spacecraft most likely would have been given a Zond designation had it succeeded.

Zond means probe in Russian.

The probe was given a Kosmos designation reserved for Earth-orbiting missions. It was a common Soviet practive to disguise the probe's true destination.
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