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|Venera 8 - Venera 3V (V-72). Others in the 3V / 3MV series had a similar appearance.|
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Manufacturer's Designation: 3MV-1. Class: Planetary. Type: Venus. Nation: USSR. Manufacturer: Lavochkin.
Total Mass: 890 kg.
Venera 3MV-1 Chronology
19 February 1964
3MV-1 No. 2 SA Program: Mars. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Vehicle: Molniya 8K78M. FAILURE: Failure.
01 March 1964
Venus launch delayed. Program: Venera. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Vehicle: Molniya 8K78M.
The launch was delayed due to malfunctions during prelaunch service.
27 March 1964
Cosmos 27 Program: Venera. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Vehicle: Molniya 8K78M. FAILURE: During unpowered coast in parking orbit the escape stage Block L lost stable attitude due to a loss of the the power circuit of the pneumatic valves of the attitude control and stabilisation system. Mass: 890 kg. Perigee: 197 km. Apogee: 209 km. Inclination: 64.8 deg.
The stage with payload remained in Earth orbit as Cosmos-27.
02 April 1964
Zond 1 Program: Venera. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Vehicle: Molniya 8K78M. Mass: 890 kg.
Failed Venus probe. Solar Orbit (Heliocentric). Elaboration of a long range space system and conduct of scientific research.
- 64 - Varfolomyev, Timothy, Spaceflight, "Soviet Rocketry that Conquered Space - Part 5", 1998, Volume 40, page 85.
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