LUNIK II OPERATION

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October 10, 2019
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September 15, 1959
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Approved for Release: 2019/10/07 CO2059199
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NSO Briefing 15 September 1959
14UNIIC II OPERATION
I. Io.tial Phases of Operation
1, Soviet Moon probe (IZNIK II) launched 0240 Emm, 12 Sept.
2. Launching followed smooth countdown of
8 hrs on Klyuchi end and only
4 hours at Tyura Tam rangehead end
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3. This operation followed 3 abortiverattempte with same vehicle
let Attempt - 6 Sept 0100 GMT (2100 EDT, 5 Sept)
Operation cancelled 2.3 hrs. before launch time