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Ye-6LS/112 Mission to Earth's Moon

Mission Type: Orbiter
Launch Vehicle: 8K78M (no. Ya716-57)
Launch Site: NIIP-5 / launch site 1
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During launch to Earth orbit, the third-stage engine cut off prematurely because of an excessive propellant consumption rate via the gas generator. The spacecraft never reached Earth orbit.

The goal of the mission was evidently to test communications systems in support of the N1-L3 human lunar landing program.

Key Dates
7 Feb 1968:  Launch (10:43:54 UT)
Status: Unsuccessful
Fast Facts
This mission is believed to be in support of the Soviet N1-L3 human lunar landing program.

Excessive propellant consumption caused premature engine cutoff.

The spacecraft fell back to Earth without reaching orbit.
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