Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera

Lunokhod 1

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Soviet Union

Lunokhod 1 was launched aboard the Luna 17 spacecraft on 10 November 1970, and the rover was deployed on 17 November following Luna 17's successful landing in Mare Imbrium. Lunokhod 1 carried a suite of analytical instrumentation including cameras, geotechnical measurement devices, an x-ray spectrometer, and cosmic-ray detectors. Lunokhod 1 survived for eleven lunar days and traveled slightly over 10 km on the lunar surface.


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