Model of "Lunokhod 2"Sputnik
The “Luna-21” space station reached the surface of the Moon on Jan. 15, 1973 – the moon rover “Lunokhod-2” was onboard. From Jan. 16 to May 10 the rover crossed 42 km and sent about 86 panoramic pictures and 80,000 photos back to Earth before it overheated and stopped working after some dust became stuck in its body.
The report contains the names of all employees and describes the equipment, mission goals, preparation, research, and survey. Moreover, this unique document outlines all the aspects of the moon rover’s movements, the problems it experienced, and their possible solution.
It’s also clear from the file that the mission was the first time information was beamed back from the Moon using an optical-laser channel.
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