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Zond 1.
Category. Statistic.
Launch vehicle. Communications lost on 14 May 1964.
Launch date. Launched on 2 April 1964.
Launch site. April 2, 1964.
Ceased operations. Some time shortly after communications from the spacecraft had failed on May 24, 1964. During the cruise phase, A slow leak from a cracked sensor window that occurred during the cruise phase, caused the electronics compartment to lose air pressure and the circuitry to fatally overheat. Venus flyby occurred it passed 100,000 km from Venus on July 14, 1964.
Owner(s). The Soviet government.
Major contractor(s)  OKB-1.
Is it still in orbit. Travelling for ever into deep space, but irrevocably breakdown some time shortly after May 24, 1964.
Launch mass 850.0kg.
Nationality(s). Soviet.
Satellite type. Planetary science.
Links. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zond_program, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zond_1, http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=1964-016D, http://www.astrolink.de/m052/m052001/ and http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/masterCatalog.do?sc=1964-016D.


A image of Zond 1.

It carried a 90 cm spherical landing capsule, containing experiments for chemical analysis of the atmosphere, gamma-ray measurements of surface rocks, a photometer, temperature and pressure gauges, and a motion/rocking sensor in case it landed in water. It passed 100,000 km from Venus on July 14, 1964.

  • The Soviets had 5 major aims in there space race-
  1. Advance science.
  2. Become a leading player in outer-space.
  3. Beat the Americans in major space achievements.
  4. Discover new worlds in other Galaxies.
  5. Bolshevise aliens.

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