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Mission

Kind: Venus flyby

State: Launch failure

Place: Venus

Operator: OKB-1

Date

Start:

Duration: Launch failure

Mission Ending

"Life's like a movie, write your own ending. Keep believing, keep pretending." - Jim Henson

Rocket

Rocket: Molniya 8K78

Kind: OKB-1

Manufacturer: OKB-1

Mass: 6,510 kilograms (14,350 lb)

Launch Site: Baikonur 31/6

Flyby

"Requesting permission for flyby." Maverick - Top Gun

Orbit

Reference System: Geocentric

Lander

"The journey, not the arrival, matters; the voyage, not the landing." - Paul Theroux



Kosmos 96 (Russian: Космос 96 meaning Cosmos 96), or 3MV-4 No.6, was a Soviet spacecraft intended to explore Venus. A 3MV-4 spacecraft launched as part of the Venera programme, Kosmos 96 was to have made a flyby of Venus, however, due to a launch failure, it did not depart low Earth orbit.

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