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

Goals: This mission was presumed to be a test of a communications system in support of the Soviet program to send cosmonauts to the Moon.

Accomplishments: None. The spacecraft failed to reach Earth orbit due to premature cutoff of the third-stage engine.

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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