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Luna 15

Space mission
Luna 15 was a robotic space mission of the Soviet Luna programme, that crashed into the Moon on 21 July 1969. On 21 July 1969, while Apollo 11 astronauts finished the first human moonwalk, Luna 15, a robotic Soviet spacecraft in lunar orbit at the... Wikipedia
Launch date: July 13, 1969
Mission duration: 8 days achieved
Manufacturer: Lavochkin
Orbital insertion: 17 July 1969, 10:00 UTC
Rocket: Proton-K/D
Impact date: 21 July 1969, 15:51 UTC

The spacecraft had probably crashed into the side of a mountain. Impact coordinates were 17° north latitude and 60° east longitude, in Mare Crisium. This (the impact site of LUNA 15) is some 344 miles NNW of the Apollo 11 LZ, in a direction of 328 degrees. Launch mass: 5,600 kg (12,300 lb) Bus: Ye-8-5 SATCAT no.: 4036 Destroyed: 21 July 1969, 15:51 UTC

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