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Kosmos 359
Kosmos 359 Mission to Venus

Goals: This twin of Venera 7 was supposed to achieve the same goal: operate and transmit data after landing on Venus.

Accomplishments: None. The spacecraft entered Earth orbit, but the rocket engine that was supposed to launch it from there to Venus malfunctioned, leaving it stranded in Earth orbit.


Key Dates
22 Aug 1970:  Launch
6 Nov 1970:  End of Venus Mission
Status: Unsuccessful
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