Accession Number : AD0673389

Title :   'LUNA-13' - THE LATEST ACHIEVEMENT OF SOVIET SCIENCE ('LUNA-13' - NOVVY USPEKH SOVETSKOI NAUKI).

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Report Date : 14 SEP 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : The article describes the Luna 13 soft lunar landing on 24 Dec 66, and compares the differences between Luna 13 and Luna 9. Luna 13 carried a hammerhead soil density meter, a transducer to record the momentum of dynamic acceleration, and a radiation density gauge to determine the density of the lunar surface. It carried radio reception equipment, programed timing mechanisms, chemical batteries, automatic instrumentation, scientific and telemetry apparatus, and a system to control internal temperature. Morphological differences were compared between the Luna 9 and Luna 13 landing sites. Luna 13 was equipped to record only charged corpuscles in the cosmic radiation, which Luna 9 recorded previously. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LUNAR PROBES, USSR), MOON, LANDING, SURFACE PROPERTIES, INSTRUMENTATION, COSMIC RAYS, LUNAR TRAJECTORIES, DESCENT TRAJECTORIES

Subject Categories : Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE