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Venera 8
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.
Specification

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.



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