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ROSALIND FRANKLIN (ROVER)

Target: Mars  
State: Planned

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Mission

Kind: Mars orbiter

State: Partial failure

Place: Mars

Operator: Lavochkin

Date

Start:

Duration: 7 months 3 days (launch to last contact)

Mission Ending

Last Contact: 28 February 1974 (1974-03-01)

Rocket

Rocket: Proton-K/D

Kind: Lavochkin

Manufacturer: Lavochkin

Mass: 3440 kg

Launch Site: Baikonur 81/24

Flyby

"Requesting permission for flyby." Maverick - Top Gun

Orbit

Reference System: Areocentric

1º Orbit: Mars

Lander

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



Mars 5 (Russian: Марс-5), also known as 3MS No.53S was a Soviet spacecraft launched to explore Mars. A 3MS spacecraft launched as part of the Mars programme, it successfully entered orbit around Mars in 1974. However, it failed a few weeks later.

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