WR: USSR MAY HAVE TWO LUNAR PROGRAMS UNDER WAY

Created: 7/18/1969

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USSR Nay Have Two Lunar Programs Under Way

Soviets apparentlyconcurrent lunarinvolvingLuna

nuly by thend the other possibly related to the long-anticipated large new .pace

booster.

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associated with Lunamto preparations which ended Ii" LunchPcancollation onebruaryailure on IA June. Thehich has suffered eight failures in thirteenwas the booster used in these operations.

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>tfior launch cancelation onebruaryailureuly. Both of these operations possiblyooster other than the

The precise goals of both programs are not known, but they involve missions different from previous Zond or Luna events. The current lunar programtheoosterto be aimed at scientific exploration of the moon and probably is not directlyto manned lunar flight. The other program could beat developingand techniques requiredanned lunar landing.

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