VENERA 12 DESCENT CRAFT

Launch Details
Launched 13 September 1978
Flight ended 20 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 12028
COSPAR ID 1978-086C
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Timeline

1978 Sep 14 Launch from Site 81/23 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome
1978 Dec 19 Landing craft separated from spacecraft bus
1978 Dec 21 Lander descended into Venus's atmosphere
1978 Dec 21 Lander made soft landing on Venus's surface
1978 Dec 21 Lander returned images from the surface of Venus
1978 Dec 21 Lander mission ended, 110 minutes after landing
1978 Dec 21 Spacecraft bus flyby of Venus
1980 Apr 18 Last contact with the spacecraft bus

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VENERA 12 BUS SL-12 PLAT

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41.14°N
73.26°W
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