Mission Details

Mission Name: Luna 11
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: 24 August 1966, 08:09:00 UT
Landing Date: N/A
Objects on or Related to Site:
Luna 11
Image Source: NASA

Description

Luna 11 was designed to take the first photographs of the surface of the Moon from lunar orbit. A secondary objective was to obtain data on gravitational anamolies on the Moon.

Read more:
https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/missions/luna-11/in-depth/

Heritage Consideration

The orbiter failed to return usable images of the Moon.

Object on or Related to Site

Object Name: Luna 11
Cospar: 1966-078A
Norad: N/A
Location: Precise location unknown or undisclosed.
Launch Date: 24 August 1966, 08:09:00 UT
Landing Date: N/A
Deployment: N/A
End Date: 1 October 1966
Function: Study the Moon’s chemical composition.
Image Source: NASA

Description

Luna 11 was an uncrewed space mission of the Soviet Union’s Luna program. It was also called Lunik 11. Luna 11 was launched towards the Moon from an Earth-orbiting platform and entered lunar orbit on 27 August 1966. A total of 137 radio transmissions and 277 orbits of the Moon were completed before the batteries failed on October 1, 1966.

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