Venera 3 (3MV-3)
||November 16, 1965 at 04:19 UTC
||Tyazheliy Sputnik (65-092B)
||November 16, 1965 to March 1, 1966
|Orbital insertion date
||Landed on March 1, 1966
Venera 3 (Russian: Венера-3) (Manufacturer's Designation: 3MV-3) was a Venera program space probe that was built and launched by the Soviet Union to explore the surface of Venus. It was launched on November 16, 1965 at 04:19 UTC from Baikonur, Kazakhstan.
The mission of this spacecraft was to land on the Venusian surface. The entry body contained a radio communication system, scientific instruments, electrical power sources, and medallions bearing the Coat of Arms of the Soviet Union.
The probe possibly crash-landed on Venus on March 1, 1966. However, its communications systems failed before it reached the planet.
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