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Ye-6/3 Mission to Earth's Moon

Goals: This was the second of three Soviet spacecraft designed to make a survivable landing on the Moon in 1963. The 100 kilogram (220 pound) egg-shaped lander carried an imaging system and an instrument to measure radiation.

Accomplishments: None. A failure in the guidance system sent the spacecraft and its upper booster stages crashing into the Pacific Ocean near Midway Island.

Key Dates
3 Feb 1963:  Launch
Status: Unsuccessful
Fast Facts
Ye-6/3 Facts There were only four interplanetary launches in 1963.

Unnamed Luna Ye-6/2 Facts There were only four interplanetary launches in 1963. All four spacecraft targeted the Moon and were launched by the Soviet Union.

None were successful.
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