Venera-9 Spacecraft

Scale model
Date of appearance: 1975 —
Developer: NPO Lavochkin
Manufacturer: Moscow Experimental Factory of Visual Aids
Made in: Moscow, USSR
Scale: 1:10
Dimensions: 580 × 340 × 770 mm
Weight: 5 kg
Materials: steel, plastic
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Two stations of this kind were built — Venera-9 and Venera-10, both developed by the NPO Lavochkin (Lavochkin machine-building plant) in Khimki. The whole Venera program included the construction of twin devices, but to that day many launches ended unsuccessfully for at least one of the two. Venera-9 and Venera-10 were launched on June 8 and 14, 1975 and on October 22 and 25 respectively. Their landers made a soft touchdown on the day side of Venus. Both landers made contact and for about an hour transmitted collected data and telemetry to Earth. For the first time in history, it became possible to obtain panorama photos of the surface of Venus, as well as to study the chemical composition of its soil and clouds. After undocking the landers the stations became the satellites of Venus, traveling on two-day elliptical orbits. Venera-9 and Venera-10 became the first automatic stations which transmitted images from the surface of another planet.

Venera-9 Spacecraft
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