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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.
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