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Luna 16

NSSDCA ID: 1970-072A

Launch Information

Launch Date: 1970-09-12 at 13:25:53 UTC
Launch Vehicle: Proton Booster Plus Upper Stage and Escape Stages
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), U.S.S.R
Decay Date: 1970-09-24

Trajectory Description

No description available.

Trajectory Details

Type: Orbiter
Central Body: Moon
Epoch start: 1970-09-16 20:00:00 UTC
  Epoch stop: 1970-09-19 20:00:00 UTC
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
111 km111 km119 minutes70°0
Regions Traversed
  Lithosphere
  Planet
  The Moon
Type: Lander
Central Body: Moon
Epoch start: 1970-09-20 01:18:00 UTC
  Epoch stop: 1970-09-21 03:43:00 UTC
Lander Coordinates
  Latitude: -0.68°
  Longitude: 56.3°
Type: Interplanetary cruise
Central Body: Earth
Epoch start: 1970-09-21 03:43:00 UTC
  Epoch stop: 1970-09-23 23:26:00 UTC
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
  0

Key to Apside Units

UnitDefined asEquivalent metric measure
kmkilometer1,000 m
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