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Mission

Kind: Venus flyby / lander

State: Successful

Place: Venus

Operator: Soviet Academy of Sciences

Date

Start:

Duration: Travel: 4 months and 1 dayLander: 57 minutes

Mission Ending

Last Contact: lander: 5 March, 1982 / carrier: 9 April 1983

Rocket

Rocket: Proton-K/D-1

Kind: Soviet Academy of Sciences

Manufacturer: NPO Lavochkin

Mass: 4,394.5 kg (9,688 lb)

Launch Site: Baikonur 200/39

Flyby

1º Flyby: Venus

Orbit

Reference System: Heliocentric

Lander

Place: Venus

Region: 13°15′S 310°0′E / 13.250°S 310.000°E / -13.250, 310.000 (east of Phoebe Regio)

Date: March 5, 1982, 07:00:10 UTC

Component: Venera 14 descent craft



Venera 14 (Russian: Венера-14 meaning Venus 14) was a probe in the Soviet Venera program for the exploration of Venus. Venera 14 was identical to the Venera 13 spacecraft and built to take advantage of the 1981 Venus launch opportunity and launched 5 days apart. It was launched on 4 November 1981 at 05:31:00 UTC and Venera 13 on 30 October 1981 at 06:04:00 UTC, both with an on-orbit dry mass of 760 kg (1,680 lb).

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