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Kosmos 111
Kosmos 111 Mission to Earth's Moon

Goals: Historians presume this spacecraft was to be a lunar orbiter.

Accomplishments: None. The spacecraft achieved Earth orbit, but the rocket that was to send it to the Moon failed to fire. The spacecraft re-entered Earth's atmosphere two days after launch.

Key Dates
1 Mar 1966:  Launch
1 Mar 1966:  Burned up in Earth's atmosphere
Status: Unsuccessful
Fast Facts
Kosmos 111 Facts Beginning in 1963, the name Kosmos was given to Soviet spacecraft which remained in Earth orbit, regardless of whether that was its intended final destination.

The probe was intended to mark Leonid Brezhnev's first Congress as leader of the Soviet Union's party and state.
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