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Mars 2MV-3
Part of 2MV Family
Mars 1 / 2MV-4
Mars 1 / 2MV-4
Mars 2MV-4. Other spacecraft in the 2MV series were similar.
Credit: NASA
Russian Venus probe. Sputnik 24. Mars probe intended to make a soft landing on Mars.

AKA: 2MV-3. Status: Operational 1962. First Launch: 1962-11-04. Last Launch: 1962-11-04. Number: 1 . Gross mass: 890 kg (1,960 lb).


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Family: Venus. Country: Russia. Launch Vehicles: R-7, Molniya 8K78. Projects: Mars. Launch Sites: Baikonur, Baikonur LC1. Agency: Korolev bureau. Bibliography: 118, 2, 296, 6, 64, 65.

1962 November 4 - . 15:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Molniya 8K78. FAILURE: After T+260 sec, a malfunction of the pressurization system of the central sustainer led to cavitation in the oxidizer pipeline and LOX pump, followed at T+292s by the fuel pump.. Failed Stage: 1.
  • Sputnik 24 - . Payload: 2MV-3 s/n 1. Mass: 890 kg (1,960 lb). Nation: Russia. Agency: RVSN. Program: Mars. Class: Venus. Type: Venus probe. Spacecraft Bus: 2MV. Spacecraft: Mars 2MV-3. Decay Date: 1962-11-05 . USAF Sat Cat: 451 . COSPAR: 1962-B-Xi-1. Apogee: 170 km (100 mi). Perigee: 170 km (100 mi). Inclination: 64.8000 deg. Period: 87.90 min.

    Mars probe intended to make a soft landing on Mars. Although the escape stage and payload reached orbit, the strong third stage vibrations shook a fuse loose from its mount in the main nozzle of the escape stage Block L's engine. The engine could not be ignited and remained in Earth orbit. It decayed about two months after insertion.



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