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Luna 14
Luna 14 Mission to Earth's Moon

Goals: Luna 14's primary goal was to test communications systems in support of the Soviet effort to send cosmonauts to the Moon. It was also to provide data for studies of various phenomena in the lunar environment.

Accomplishments: In addition to testing the communications systems, it provided data for studies of the lunar gravitational field, the solar wind, cosmic rays, lunar motion, and the interaction of the Earth and lunar masses.


Key Dates
7 Apr 1968:  Launch (19:25 UT)
10 Apr 1968:  Lunar Orbit Insertion (19:25 UT)
Status: Successful
Fast Facts
Luna 14 Facts This was the final flight of the second generation Luna spacecraft.

The Soviet Union launched six of the eight deep space missions in 1968.

Three of the missions were successful and one was a partial success.
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