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Gravity Field

NSSDCA ID: 1966-078A-07

Mission Name: Luna 11


There was not a dedicated experiment on board the spacecraft to study the gravity of the Moon. Precise tracking of the spacecraft in orbit was used to estimate the lunar gravity field based on changes in the orbit due to gravity anomalies within and at the surface of the Moon.

Alternate Names

  • Luna11/GravityField

Funding Agency

  • Russian Space Agency (U.S.S.R)


  • Planetary Science: Geology and Geophysics

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this experiment can be directed to: Dr. David R. Williams



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