'LUNA-13' - THE LATEST ACHIEVEMENT OF SOVIET SCIENCE ('LUNA-13' - NOVVY USPEKH SOVETSKOI NAUKI).
FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO
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The article describes the Luna 13 soft lunar landing on 24 Dec 66, and compares the differences between Luna 13 and Luna 9. Luna 13 carried a hammerhead soil density meter, a transducer to record the momentum of dynamic acceleration, and a radiation density gauge to determine the density of the lunar surface. It carried radio reception equipment, programed timing mechanisms, chemical batteries, automatic instrumentation, scientific and telemetry apparatus, and a system to control internal temperature. Morphological differences were compared between the Luna 9 and Luna 13 landing sites. Luna 13 was equipped to record only charged corpuscles in the cosmic radiation, which Luna 9 recorded previously. Author
- Unmanned Spacecraft