RE: Failed 1962 Mars Probe

Leo Barhorst (leobarhorst@pi.net)
Sun, 26 May 96 09:49:23 PDT

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>Comments: Sputnik 29 (also known as Sputnik 22) was not acknowledged at
>launch by the USSR and was probably a Mars probe which failed to leave Earth 

Space Command calls it Sputnik 22.  TRW Space Log has no name.
Where does the name Sputnik 29 come from?
How can it be both?

 JRespler@InJersey.com   or   Jay.Respler@bytewise.org
    Satellite Tracker * Early Typewriter Collector
               Freehold, New Jersey


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The RAE table of Satellites also calls it Sputnik 22.
They don't list a Spuknik 29 at all. The Sputniknumbering goes as far as
25; after that they are all called Cosmos.
Cosmos 1 was aka Sputnik 11 and so on to C 8 (Sputnik 18). Then there were
3 more Sputniks (19, 20 and 21) with no Cosmosnumber. They are believed to 
have been Venus Probe launchers. 
Then Cosmos 9, 10 and 11; before Sputnik 22, 23 (known as Mars 1) and 24,
all Mars Probes or believed to be.
After C 12 the last Sputnik (25) was launched in Jan 1963 and is believed to 
have been a Luna launcher.


Sputnik	11 12...18 19 20 21 -  -  -  22 23 24 -  25
Cosmos   1  2... 8 -  -  -   9 10 11 -  -  -  12 -

The dubble-named satellites were with the exeption of C 4 and 7 all in a
49 degree orbit. All the Sputniks were launched in a 65 degree orbit.

I see no reason why Sputnik 22 should also been known as Sputnik 29.

Greetings,
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Name: Leo Barhorst    Alkmaar (Neth) 
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