Accession Number : AD0678438

Title :   ON THE EARTH-MOON FLIGHT PATH,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Trifonov,Am. ; Vasilev,Yu.

Report Date : 21 DEC 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : The Soviet automatic lunar vehicle 'Luna-9' was launched on 31 January 1966; on 3 February, at 21 hours 45 minutes 30 seconds Moscow time this station carried out a successful soft landing on the surface of the moon. On that same day, at 21 hours 49 minutes 40 seconds, history's first moon-to-earth radio communication session took place, followed on 4 February, at 4 hours 50 minutes, by the commencement of the transmission to earth of the first images of the lunar landscape. Pravda is publishing a report by Am. Trifonov and Yu. Vasil'yev on how this historic flight was carried out.

Descriptors :   (*LUNAR PROBES, *SOFT LANDINGS), SPACE COMMUNICATIONS, LAUNCHING SITES, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, TELEVISION SYSTEMS, EXTRATERRESTRIAL TOPOGRAPHY, DATA PROCESSING, MIDCOURSE GUIDANCE, TELEMETER SYSTEMS, USSR

Subject Categories : Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE