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Mission

Kind: Planetary Science

State: Successful

Place: Moon

Operator: Soviet Union

Instruments: 1) Photographic imaging system, 2) X-ray spectrometer, 3) Penetrometer, 4) Laser reflector, 5) Radiation detectors, 6) X-ray telescope, 7) Odometer/Speedometer,

Date

Start:

Duration: 308 days

Mission Ending

Last Contact: 13:05, 14 September 1971 (UTC) (1971-09-14T13:05Z)

Rocket

Rocket: Proton 8K82K with Blok D upper stage

Kind: Soviet Union

Manufacturer: GSMZ Lavochkin

Mass: 5,700 kg (12,600 lb)

Launch Site: Baikonur Cosmodrome

Flyby

"Requesting permission for flyby." Maverick - Top Gun

Orbit

1º Orbit: Moon

Lander

Place: Moon

Region: 38°17′N 35°00′W / 38.28°N 35.0°W / 38.28, -35.0

Date: 06:28, 17 November 1970

Component: Lunokhod 1



Luna 17 (Ye-8 series) was an unmanned space mission of the Luna program, also called Lunik 17. It deployed the first robotic rover onto the surface of the Moon.

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