VENERA 9 BUS

Launch Details
Launched 7 June 1975
Flight ended
Status Unknown
Destination Venus Orbit
Launch site Tyuratam Missile and Space Center, Kazakhstan (Also known as Baikonur Cosmodrome)
Owner Commonwealth of Independent States (former USSR)
NORAD ID 7915
COSPAR ID 1975-050A
Observing

Timeline

1975 Jun 8 Launch from Site 81/24 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome
1975 Oct 20 Landing craft separated from orbiter
1975 Oct 22 Lander descended into Venus's atmosphere
1975 Oct 22 Lander made soft landing on Venus's surface
1975 Oct 22 Lander returned first images from the surface of another planet
1975 Oct 22 Lander mission ended, 53 minutes after landing
1975 Oct 26 Orbiter began to survey Venus's atmosphere
1975 Dec 25 Orbiter science programme completed
1976 Mar 22 Last contact with orbiter

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