Mission Details

Mission Name: Luna 14
Mission Type: Lunar Orbiter
Operator: Soviet Union (Roscosmos)
Launching State: Soviet Union/Russia
Location: Precise location undetermined or undisclosed.
Latitude: N/A
Longitude: N/A
Launch Date: 7 April 1968, 10:09:32 UT
Landing Date: N/A
Objects on or Related to Site:
Luna 14
Image Source: NASA

Description

The primary goal of Luna 14 was to test communication systems in support of future lunar landing projects.

Read more:
ttps://solarsystem.nasa.gov/missions/luna-14/in-depth/

Heritage Consideration

Provided data for studies of the interaction of the Earth and lunar masses, the lunar gravitational field and the motion of the Moon.

Object on or Related to Site

Object Name: Luna 14
Cospar: 1968-027A
Norad: N/A
Location: Precise location unknown or undisclosed.
Launch Date: 7 April 1968, 10:09:32 UT
Landing Date: N/A
Deployment: N/A
End Date: N/A
Function: Test stability of radio communications and other lunar exploration.
Image Source: NASA

Description

The Luna 14 spacecraft entered a 160 x 870 km lunar orbit with an inclination of 42 degrees at 19:25 UT on April 10, 1968. The spacecraft is believed to have been similar to Luna 12 and the instrumentation was similar to that carried by Luna 10. It provided data for studies of the interaction of the earth and lunar masses, the lunar gravitational field, the propagation and stability of radio communications to the spacecraft at different orbital positions, solar charged particles and cosmic rays, and the motion of the Moon. This flight was the final flight of the second generation of the Luna series.

Read more:
https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraft/display.action?id=1968-027A

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