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2MV-2/1 Mission to Venus

Goals: This spacecraft was intended to take pictures and gather data as it flew past Venus.

Accomplishments: None. The mission failed when, like both its predecessors, the probe was unable to leave parking orbit around Earth. It re-entered the atmosphere two days after launch.

Key Dates
12 Sep 1962:  Launch
14 Sep 1962:  Re-entered Earth's Atmosphere
Status: Unsuccessful
Fast Facts
2MV-2/1 Facts This was the first Soviet attempt at a Venus flyby.

Soviet scientists targeted Mars for their next three launches in 1962.
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Last Updated: 23 Nov 2010