Courtesy of NASA's National Space Science Data Center
Launch Date: 1968-04-07
Launch Site/Country: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), U.S.S.R.
Launch Vehicle: Modified SS-6 (Sapwood) with 2nd Generation Upper Stage +
On-orbit dry mass: 1700.00 kg. (3,740 lb.)
The Luna 14 spacecraft entered lunar orbit on April 10, 1966. The spacecraft
instrumentation was similar to that of Luna 10 and provided data for studies
of the interaction of the earth and lunar masses, the lunar gravitational
field, the propagation and stability of radio communications to the
spacecraft at different orbital positions, solar charged particles and
cosmic rays, and the motion of the Moon. This flight was the final flight of
the second generation of the Luna series.