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7K-L1/5L
7K-L1/5L Mission to Earth's Moon

Mission Type: Flyby
Launch Vehicle: 8K82K + Blok D (Proton-Kno. 230-01 / Blok D no. 13L)
Launch Site: NIIP-5 / launch site 81P
Spacecraft Mass: c. 5,375 kg
References:
Deep Space Chronicle: A Chronology of Deep Space and Planetary Probes 1958-2000, Monographs in Aerospace History No. 24, by Asif A. Siddiqi


National Space Science Data Center, http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/


Solar System Log by Andrew Wilson, published 1987 by Jane's Publishing Co. Ltd.


This was the second Soviet attempt at a robotic circumlunar mission. On this launch, one of the four second-stage engines of the Proton rocket failed to ignite at T+125.5 seconds due to a break in the engine nozzle.

The wayward booster was then destroyed on command from the ground at T+129.9 seconds.


Key Dates
22 Nov 1967:  Launch (19:07:59 UT)
Status: Unsuccessful
Fast Facts
This mission was part of an effort to send Soviet cosmonauts to the Moon.

The race to send humans to the Moon was commemorated on 1967 Soviet stamps (right).

The spacecraft was a stripped-down version of a Soyuz spacecraft.
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