Mission Details

Mission Name: Luna 5
Mission Type: Lunar Impact
Operator: Soviet Union (Roscosmos)
Launching State: Soviet Union/Russia
Location: Copernicus Crater
Latitude: -1.6
Longitude: -25
Launch Date: 9 May 1965, 07:49:37 UT
Landing Date: 12 May 1965, 19:10 UT
Objects on or Related to Site:
Luna 5
Image Source: NASA

Description

Luna 5 was intended to be the first soft landing on the Moon.

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Heritage Consideration

Intended to be the first soft landing on the Moon, the spacecrafts retrorockets failed and the spacecraft made a hard impact on the lunar surface.

Object on or Related to Site

Object Name: Luna 5
Cospar: 1965-036A
Norad: N/A
Location: -1.6,-25
Launch Date: 9 May 1965, 07:49:37 UTC
Landing Date: 12 May 1965, 19:10 UTC
Deployment: N/A
End Date: N/A
Function: N/A
Image Source: NASA

Description

Luna 5, or E-6 No.10, was an unmanned Soviet spacecraft intended to land on the Moon as part of the Luna programme. It was intended to become the first spacecraft to achieve a soft landing on the Moon, however its retrorockets failed, and the spacecraft impacted the lunar surface.

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