Accession Number : AD0676654

Title :   IS ZOND 5 DESIGNED FOR PLANETARY MISSIONS AS WELL AS LUNAR,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Davies,Merton E. ; Murray,Bruce C.

Report Date : OCT 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : It is generally considered that Zond 5 is an unmanned precursor of a manned, lunar mission. While we agree with that specific view, we feel there is strong evidence that Zond 5 also is a precursor of unmanned, planetary missions of much greater capability than otherwise believed possible. It is obvious also that a new, larger launch vehicle is now being used for lunar flights than heretofore. Presumably, this is the 'Proton' class system. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SPACECRAFT, USSR), MARS PROBES, LUNAR CRAFT, LAUNCH VEHICLES, RECOVERY, SPACECRAFT CAMERAS, PHOTOGRAPHY

Subject Categories : Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE