[FPSPACE] Luna Ye-6
Thu, 10 Aug 2000 15:29:18 -0400
At 03:22 PM 08/10/2000 -0400, Geoffrey Richards wrote:
>The latest British Interplanetary Society Journal has an article that is
>right on topic for us, over 30 pages on the history of the second
>generation Soviet Luna probes, the Ye-6 series which included the first
>Moon landing and Moon orbiting probes. It includes the first details I've
>seen of the Ye-6 air-bag landing system, 30 years before Mars Pathfinder.
>I can't praise this piece too highly, and congratulate Messrs Siddiqi,
>Hendrickx and Varfolomeyev on a superb job.
I thought airbags could only work for space probes
landing on worlds with at least some atmosphere?
How did the Luna ones fare?