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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Mars 2MV-4 No.1

Mars 2MV-4 No.1
Name         : Mars 2MV-4 No.1
 Launch      : 24 Oct 1962
Owner        : Roscosmos
Type           : Flyby
Rocket       : Molniya
Decay Date : 26 Feb 1963

                   Mars 2MV-4 No.1 was also known as Sputnik-22 which was a Soviet Union's Spacecraft launched in 24th October of 1962 as a part of Soviet Mars Programme. It was planned to make Mars flyby and transmit images of Mars to Earth. But due to the problem in carrier Rocket, it was destroyed in the Low Earth Orbit. It was the first of two Mars 2MV-4 spacecrafts to be launched and other Mars 1 later after 8 days.

                      The designation of Sputnik 29 and later Sputnik 22 were used by United State Naval Command to identify the spacecraft in its Satellite Situation Summary documents, since the Soviet union did not release the designations of its Spacecraft at that time, and had not assign it an official name due to its failure to depart geocentric orbit.


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