WR: ANOTHER SOVIET LUNAR PROBE FAILS

Created: 10/15/1965

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ANOTHER SOVIET LUNAR PROBE FAILS

The Increasing frequency of Soviet lunar probesthat the USSR is anxious to show some resultsrogram which has suffered badly in comparison with US lunar exploration.

ANOTHER SOVIET LUNAR PROBE FAILS

increasing frequency of Soviet lunar probes suggests that the USSR isense of urgency to show some results from this program, Lunaaunchedctober, was the Soviets' tenth lunar probe failure sincehen they adopted the earth-parking-orbit technique for their lunar program.

as intended tooft landing. The probe's retro-rocket system apparently however, and the vehicle crashed on the moonctober,

ASSreleased someours after the Impact stated that the probe's operation was generally successful

Undoubtedly the mission did produce some data which will bo useful in further efforts tooft-landing system.

So far this year tho Soviets have launched five probes, none of them wholly successful. At least three ofS,ndhave had soft landing missions. This indicates that the Soviets have stepped up their program tooft-landing technique, possibly in an attempt to obtain lunar surface data useful for an eventual manned lunar landing. In addition, Moscow certainly feels the need to show some resultsrogram which has suffered badly in comparison with US lunar

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