Launch Date: 1968-11-10
Launch Site/Country: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), U.S.S.R.
Launch Vehicle: Proton Booster Plus Upper Stage and Escape Stages
On-orbit dry mass: 5375.00 kg. (11,825 lb.)
Photographs of the lunar near and farside were obtained with panchromatic film. This experiment had the purpose of photographing the lunar surface, especially areas missed by earlier missions, and to overlap with better photography those areas that had been previously covered. Each photo was 12.70 by 17.78 centimeters (5 by 7 inches). Some of the views allowed for stereo pictures. The photos were taken from distances of approximately 11,000 kilometers (6,835 miles) and 3,300 kilometers (2,050 miles). Controlled reentry of the spacecraft occurred on November 17, 1968, and Zond 6 landed in a predetermined region of the Soviet Union.
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