Talk:Luna 3

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I agree that it makes sense for Yenisey-2 to be merged into this article. ThreeBlindMice 20:12, 14 September 2006 (UTC)

Upon complete reading of this article I'd say that most of the information contained in Yenisey-2 is already included here under Lunar Photography. Thus, merging the remaining information from Yenisey-2 seems the obvious thing to do. ThreeBlindMice 20:18, 14 September 2006 (UTC)


  • Yes, it makes sense to merge Yenisey-2 into this article. Ricnun 22:20, 14 September 2006 (UTC)
There wasn't much information in the Yenisey-2 article that wasn't already here, so I just grabbed what was missing and completed the merge. Hope no one minds. ThreeBlindMice 01:00, 16 September 2006 (UTC)

Merging was the proper thing to do. The Yenisey-2 system was used only on the Luna 3 mission so it was unnecessary to have a separate, common article for other missions to link to. A Stand Up Guy 15:37, 18 September 2006 (UTC)

Apoastron and periastron are incorrect terms, as the sattelite was orbiting Earth, not a star. Apogee and perigee are the correct terms.203.143.164.204 04:49, 28 August 2007 (UTC)

Much of the body of this article has been plagiarised from http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/masterCatalog.do?sc=1959-008A. If someone could paraphrase the text so that this isn't an issue?? 130.217.188.28 (talk) 04:12, 6 December 2007 (UTC)

Yes, and both this article and the NASA page have many mistakes. They are ultimate derived from old Western publications rather than research from Russian sources. It needs extensive revision. DonPMitchell (talk) 04:54, 15 April 2008 (UTC)

Launch time[edit]

The launch time is wrong (for many space probes!). Here's what happens. The RAE table lists the launch time of Luna-3 as "Oct 4.1". If you convert the one-digit approximage time ".1 days" to four digits of accuracy, you get 02:24 UT. Wrong. The actual launch date for Luna-3 was 00:43:39.7 UT (given by Baikonur telemetry specialist and historian, Vladimir Poroshkov). I'll edit in, but it's likely to get undone someday, because the NASA website is mistaken. DonPMitchell (talk) 07:28, 31 August 2008 (UTC)

Russian POV[edit]

I think this page is unfairly biased towards the Russian space exploits! AN objective page would include several mentionings of the achievements of FREEDOM. 63.214.229.68 (talk) 22:05, 18 January 2009 (UTC)

Where are the pictures?[edit]

I can't believe there aren't any pics from this mission on this page. If I have time, I'll go find some. fvincent (talk) 17:25, 10 December 2010 (UTC)

Agree... AnonMoos (talk) 13:33, 22 January 2011 (UTC)
I thought there used to be some. Bubba73 You talkin' to me? 23:36, 15 August 2011 (UTC)

There are none in Commons, but there are in Google Images. Bubba73 You talkin' to me? 06:40, 21 December 2011 (UTC)