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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-3. Class: Planetary. Type: Venus. Nation: USSR. Manufacturer: Lavochkin.

The mission of this spacecraft was to land on the Venusian surface. The entry vehicle contained a radio communication system, scientific instruments, electrical power sources, and medallions bearing the coat of arms of the U.S.S.R. The station impacted Venus on March 1, 1966. However, the communications systems failed before planetary data could be returned.


Specification

Total Mass: 958 kg.


Venera 3MV-3 Chronology


16 November 1965 Venera 3 Program: Venera. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Vehicle: Molniya 8K78M. Mass: 958 kg.

Venera 3 was launched towards the planet Venus. The mission was to land on the Venusian surface. The entry vehicle contained a radio communication system, scientific instruments, electrical power sources, and medallions bearing the coat of arms of the U.S.S.R. The station impacted Venus on March 1, 1966. However, the communications systems had failed before planetary data could be returned.


26 November 1965 Venus launch delayed. Program: Venera. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Vehicle: Molniya 8K78M.

The launch attempt was abandoned due to a launch vehicle malfunction during pre-launch preparations.


01 March 1966 Venera x impacts on Venus

The mission of this spacecraft was to land on the Venusian surface. The entry vehicle contained a radio communication system, scientific instruments, electrical power sources, and medallions bearing the coat of arms of the U.S.S.R. The station impacted Venus but, the communications systems failed before planetary data could be returned.



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