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ROSALIND FRANKLIN (ROVER)

Target: Mars  
State: Planned

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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, 8) Visible/ultraviolet photometer, 9) Magnetometer, 10) Photodetector,

Date

Start:

Duration: 8 days (day of launch to day of landing)

Mission Ending

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

Rocket

Rocket: Proton 8K82K with Blok D upper stage

Kind: Soviet Union

Manufacturer: GSMZ Lavochkin

Mass: 5,950 kg (13,120 lb)

Launch Site: Baikonur Cosmodrome

Flyby

"Requesting permission for flyby." Maverick - Top Gun

Orbit

1º Orbit: Moon

Lander

Place: Moon

Region: 25°51′N 30°27′E / 25.85°N 30.45°E / 25.85, 30.45

Date: 01:14, 16 January 1973

Component: Lunokhod 2



Luna 21 (Ye-8 series) was an unmanned space mission, and its spacecraft, of the Luna program, also called Lunik 21, in 1973. The spacecraft landed on the Moon and deployed the second Soviet lunar rover, Lunokhod 2. The primary objectives of the mission were to collect images of the lunar surface, examine ambient light levels to determine the feasibility of astronomical observations from the Moon, perform laser ranging experiments from Earth, observe solar X-rays, measure local magnetic fields, and study mechanical properties of the lunar surface material.

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