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TV Imaging

NSSDCA ID: 1972-007A-01

Mission Name: Luna 20


The Luna 20 TV photography experiment used two special panoramic optico-mechanical TV cameras of the type used on the Lunokhod 1 moon rover in 1971. The cameras were placed on the landing stage under the module that returned to earth. They were positioned so that they were able to make circular scans of the area with a viewing angle of 30 deg. To determine the position of the spacecraft relative to the meridian of the landing site, a panoramic picture containing an image of the earth was obtained. All operations of the drill experiment (see 72-007A-02) were photographed by the optico-mechanical TV cameras.

Alternate Names

  • Luna20/TVImaging

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (U.S.S.R)


  • Planetary Science: Geology and Geophysics

Additional Information

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