VENERA 11 DESCENT CRAFT

Launch Details
Launched 8 September 1978
Flight ended 24 December 1978
Status Decayed
Destination Venus Landing
Launch site Tyuratam Missile and Space Center, Kazakhstan (Also known as Baikonur Cosmodrome)
Owner Commonwealth of Independent States (former USSR)
NORAD ID 12027
COSPAR ID 1978-084C
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Timeline

1978 Sep 9 Launch from Site 81/23 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome
1978 Dec 23 Landing craft separated from spacecraft bus
1978 Dec 25 Lander descended into Venus's atmosphere
1978 Dec 25 Lander made soft landing on Venus's surface
1978 Dec 25 Lander returned images from the surface of Venus
1978 Dec 25 Lander mission ended, 95 minutes after landing
1978 Dec 25 Spacecraft bus flyby of Venus
1980 Feb 1 Last contact with the spacecraft bus

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VENERA 11 BUS SL-12 PLAT

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41.14°N
73.26°W
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