MARS 3 DESCENT CRAFT

Launch Details
Launched 27 May 1971
Flight ended 1 December 1971
Status Decayed
Destination Mars Impact
Launch site Tyuratam Missile and Space Center, Kazakhstan (Also known as Baikonur Cosmodrome)
Owner Commonwealth of Independent States (former USSR)
NORAD ID 5667
COSPAR ID 1971-049E
Observing

Timeline

1971 May 28 Launch from Baikonur Cosmodrome
1971 Nov 27 Release of decent module
1971 Dec 2 Release of decent module
1971 Dec 2 Insertion into orbit around Mars
1971 Dec 2 Landing of decent module on surface of Mars
1971 Dec 2 Failure of lander, 14.5 seconds after landing
1972 Aug 22 Orbiter spacecraft decommissioned

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42.38°N
71.11°W
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