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  Luna 23
Luna 23 was an unmanned space mission of the Luna program, also called Lunik 23.
Luna 23 was a Moon lander mission which was intended to return a lunar sample to Earth.
Launched to the Moon by a Proton SL-12/D-1-e booster, the spacecraft was damaged during landing in Mare Crisium (Sea of Crises).
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Lunas were the first manmade objects to attain of escape velocity; to impact on the moon; to photograph the far side of the moon; to soft land on the moon; to retrieve and return lunar surface samples to the earth; and to deploy a lunar rover on the moon's surface.
Luna 12 was launched towards the Moon from an earth-orbiting platform and achieved a lunar orbit of of 100 km x 1740 km on October 25, 1966.
Luna 16 was launched toward the Moon from a preliminary earth orbit and entered a lunar orbit on September 17, 1970.
www.astronautix.com /project/luna.htm   (5495 words)

 Soviet Craft - Luna
Luna 1 was the first spacecraft to reach the moon and the first of a series of Soviet automatic interplanetary stations successfully launched in the direction of the moon.
The Luna 13 spacecraft was launched toward the moon from an Earth-orbiting platform and accomplished a soft landing on December 24, 1966, in the region of Oceanus Procellarum.
Luna 16 was the first robotic probe to land on the moon and return a sample to Earth and represented the first lunar sample return mission by the Soviet Union and the third overall, following the Apollo11 and 12 missions.
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Luna 9 - Korolev / Lavochkin E-6M spacecraft as flown on Luna 9 first soft landing on the moon.
Luna 13 - Korolev / Lavochkin E-6M spacecraft as flown on Luna 13 with soil probe.
Luna 8's objectives were to test a soft lunar landing system and scientific research.
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 'Zarya' - Soviet Lunar Exploration   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Luna 22 (E-8LS-206) launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome by four-stage Proton rocket into 187 x 226 kilometre orbit around the Earth at 51.5 degrees inclination - its mission, similar to that of to Luna 19, is to enter orbit around the Moon and study the surface
Luna 23 (E-8-5M-410) launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome by four-stage Proton rocket into 183 x 246 kilometre orbit around the Earth at 51.5 degrees inclination - its mission is to enter orbit around the Moon, then land and return a soil sample to Earth
Luna 23 lands on the Moon in the Mare Crisium - it is damaged during the landing and the drill is inoperable so it is not possible to retrieve the planned soil sample from 2.5 metres depth - the mission has to wait for the landing of
www.zarya.info /Diaries/Luna/Explore.htm   (3697 words)

 Missions to the Moon - Explore the Cosmos | The Planetary Society   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Luna 13 bounced to a landing on the lunar surface, coming to a rest in the Ocean of Storms (Oceanus Procellarum) at 18.87 N, 297.95 E, between the craters Selencus and Craft.
Luna 16 was the first robotic mission to land on the Moon, collect samples of dust and rock, and return those samples to Earth.
Luna 17 soft-landed on the Moon in the Sea of Rains (Mare Imbrium) at 38.28 N, 325.00 E. Two ramps extended away from the spacecraft, allowing the Lunokhod rover to roll onto the lunar terrain.
www.planetary.org /explore/topics/the_moon/missions.html   (3706 words)

 SPACE.com -- Moscow's Moon Memories -- 25 Years Ago
Twenty-five years ago, the Soviet Union launched Luna 23, a spacecraft that was to land on the moon, collect ground samples and then return them to Earth.
Luna 16 was the first robotic probe to land on the moon and send a sample back to Earth, though its accomplishment was tempered by the fact U.S. astronauts had already brought back samples during the Apollo 11 and Apollo 12 missions.
Luna 24 would be the last of the Luna series of spacecraft.
www.space.com /news/luna23_991028.html   (444 words)

 Tracking Luna 24 from Florida and Stockholm
The major difference between Luna 24 and previous two lunar sample-return flights was the duration of the return flight from the moon.
For Luna 20 and Luna 16 the re-entry to earth was along a direct path from the moon to the earth.
In the case of Luna 24 the landing longitude was 6 degrees further east and to null out the orbital velocity of the moon less velocity for the probe was needed, resulting in a slower return trajectory.
www.svengrahn.pp.se /trackind/Luna24/Luna24.htm   (1209 words)

 Luna 23 biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Luna 23 was the first modified lunar sample return spacecraft, designed to return a deep core sample of the Moon?s surface (hence the change in index from Ye-8-5 to Ye-8-5M).
While Luna 16 and 20 had returned samples from a depth of 0.3 meters, the new spacecraft was designed to dig to 2.5 meters.
After a midcourse correction on 31 October, Luna 23 entered orbit around the Moon on 2 November 1974.
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 Chronology of the Moon Race
The first attempt to launch E-1 (Luna) probe fails, as its rocket explodes 93 seconds after launch.
The second attempt to launch E-1 (Luna) probe fails, as its rocket explodes 104 seconds after launch.
March 23: The Titan-2 rocket launches the Gemini-3 spacecraft on the first manned mission, lasting 4 hours 53 minutes.
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 Luna by Martin Galatan - Wednesday, June 28, 2006   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Luna will be updated irregularly over the next few months, as the cartoonist is travelling.
The good part is, when we make Luna professional enough and syndicates take an interest, you will not be my financial slave, but will be a 50% partner in the millions that will then begin rolling in.
Luna is hosted on Comic Genesis, a free webhosting and site automation service for webcomics.
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 [23.0] The Last Men On The Moon
A Luna Ye-8-5 lunar sample return probe was launched on 23 September 1969 but didn't leave Earth orbit due to an upper stage failure, and was designated "Cosmos 300".
A Luna Ye-8 lunar rover lander was launched on 8 January 1973 and was designated "Luna 21" before it landed on the Moon's surface on 15 January.
A Luna Ye-8-5M lunar sample return probe, a slightly improved version of the Luna Ye-8-5, was launched on 26 October 1974 and made it successfully into Moon orbit, to be designated "Luna 23".
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 Luna programme - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Luna programme (occasionally called Lunik) was a series of unmanned space missions sent to the Moon by the Soviet Union between 1959 and 1976.
Luna 1 missed its intended impact with the Moon and became the first spacecraft to fall into orbit around the Sun.
Luna 3 rounded the Moon later that year, and returned the first photographs of its far side, which can never be seen from Earth.
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 Soviet Missions to the Moon (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
NSSDC currently holds data from the Luna 3, 9, 13, 21, and 22 and the Zond 3, 6, 7, and 8 missions.
Lunar flyby missions (Luna 3, Zond 3, 6, 7, 8) obtained photographs of the lunar surface, particularly the limb and farside regions.
The purpose of the photography experiments on the lunar landers (Luna 9, 13, 22) was to obtain closeup images of the surface of the Moon for use in lunar studies and determination of the feasibility of manned lunar landings.
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 Sports: Loony round for Luna: 23-over-par 95
LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England - Diana Luna of Italy shot a tournament-record 23-over-par 95 in the second round of the Women's British Open on Friday after a series of problems with bunkers.
Luna shot a back-nine 55, including 12 at the 14th hole and 10 at the 18th.
Her second shot at the 418-yard 14th landed in a bunker and she needed four shots to get out, one that rebounded off her body for a two-stroke penalty.
www.sptimes.com /2003/08/02/Sports/Loony_round_for_Luna_.shtml   (191 words)

 Luna Ye-8-5
The party line is that the Soviet Union is not about to risks the lives of its cosmonauts on flights to the moon, when automated probes can safely retrieve soil from the moon for study on earth.
The launch proceeds as planned at 15:00, but the Block D fails to restart in parking orbit, and is given the cover name 'Cosmos 300'.
The cause of the Ye-8-5 failure is found to be a valve that was stuck open after the first stage burn, resulting in the oxidiser boiling away in the vacuum of space.
www.astronautix.com /craft/lunaye85.htm   (3119 words)

 Elusive Luna remains free (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The elusive lone orca nicknamed Luna remained free last night, swimming in and out of an underwater net pen off the northwest coast of British Columbia's Vancouver Island before swimming off to join nearby Indians paddling canoes.
Luna, also known by his scientific name, L-98, belongs to the L-pod family of orcas that swim and hunt around the San Juan Islands this time of year.
Then the plan is to truck Luna more than 200 miles from his present location near Gold River to a bay west of Victoria.
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 Luna 1 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Luna 1 (E-1 series) is the first spacecraft to reach the vicinity of the Moon and the first of the Luna programme of Soviet automatic interplanetary stations successfully launched in the direction of the Moon.
On January 2, 1959 Luna 1 became the first ever man-made object to reach the escape velocity of the Earth, when it separated from its 1472 kg third stage.
On 3 January, at a distance of 113,000 km from Earth, a large (1 kg) cloud of sodium gas was released by the spacecraft, thus making this probe also the first artificial comet.
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 Luna 23   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
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"Lunik 23" NSSDC ID:1974-084A Description: Luna 23 was a Moon lander mission which was intended to return a lunar sample to Earth.
Launched to the Moon by a Proton SL-12/ D-1-e booster, the spacecraft was damaged during landing in Mare Crisium (Sea of Crises).
lunar.arc.nasa.gov /history/timeline/info/luna2301.htm   (169 words)

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 Ultrasonic Device counts emboli in blood stream., Luna Innovations
Luna's EDAC(TM) (Embolus Detection and Classification) QUANTIFIER system uses advanced ultrasound technology to detect individual microemboli at rates up to 1000 per second.
Luna Innovations Incorporated researches, develops and commercializes innovative technologies in molecular technology and sensing solutions.
Luna accelerates the process of bringing new and innovative products to market by focusing on technologies that can fulfill identified market needs and then takes these technologies from the applied research stage through commercialization.
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 'Zarya' - Soviet Lunar Exploration   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
As with the American Lunar Orbiter and Surveyor missions, automatic spacecraft of the Luna series were used to survey the Moon's surface from orbit and to test it for the ability to support the weight of a piloted spacecraft.
Luna 18 - soil sampler - toppled over on landing
Luna 23 - soil sampler - damaged on landing
www.zarya.info /Diaries/Luna/Index.htm   (270 words)

 Amazon.com: Penthouse: Music: Luna   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
they'd be listening to Luna and, as the speakers boomed out across the sound, Jay Gatsby would be at the end of his dock, trying to figure his way into their world by figuring out this music.
I was very late to Luna, and when I read some of the reviews I wasn't sure at first, because I kept hearing things about it being an acquired taste and his voice might not be suitable for some people's taste.
Yes, Luna is an aquired taste, but if you have listened to some Luna and like what you hear, this is their best album.
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 The Moon
Called Luna by the Romans, Selene and Artemis by the Greeks, and many other names in other mythologies.
Due to its size and composition, the Moon is sometimes classified as a terrestrial "planet" along with Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars.
Most of the craters on the near side are named for famous figures in the history of science such as Tycho, Copernicus, and Ptolemaeus.
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 Luna Kafé e-zine - Luna - 23 Minutes In Cologne
A conversation with Dean Wareham and Sean Eden of Luna in Cologne, Germany 17th June 1997.
It's Justin (Harwood, Luna's bass player - editor's note) and Barrett's band but Peter Buck is more famous so he gets all the attention and they say it's Peter Buck's band.
DEAN: Her name was Erica Wexler, I think her uncle was Jerry Wexler, who's like a big music executive.
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 The Moon
Luna 1 is now is in a solar orbit.
Luna 9 was the first craft to successfully soft land on the moon in the Sea of Storms on 3 February 1966.
As with Zond 5, the gyroscope became disabled and reentry was at 20G's.
www.worldspaceflight.com /probes/themoon.htm   (1666 words)

 Lunar Exploration Timeline
Luna 13 - Dec 21, 1966 - Lander
Luna 19 - Sep 28, 1971 - Orbiter
Luna 23 - Oct 28, 1974 - Lander
nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov /planetary/lunar/lunartimeline.html   (590 words)

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