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Luna 3 spacecraft

Luna 3 spacecraft

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Caption

Luna 3 spacecraft. Replica model of the unmanned Soviet Luna 3 spacecraft. This was launched on 4 October 1959. It was the third spacecraft to visit the Moon, and the first to return pictures of the previously unseen far side of the Moon, taking the photographs on 7 October 1959 and transmitting the pictures to Earth on 18 October 1959. The craft carried equipment for radio communication and telemetry, an automated system that processed the photographic film and gas jets for stabilization to take pictures. It also had photoelectric cells to orientate itself with respect to the Moon and Sun. It weighed 279 kilograms.

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