Kosmos 111

Kosmos 111
Luna 10 spacecraft. Kosmos 111 was probably similar in design.
Mission typeLunar orbiter
Mission durationLaunch failure
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeE-6S
Start of mission
Launch dateMarch 1, 1966, 11:03:49 (1966-03-01UTC11:03:49Z) UTC
RocketMolniya-M 8K78M
Launch siteBaikonur 31/6
End of mission
Decay dateMarch 3, 1966 (1966-03-04)
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth

Kosmos 111 (Russian: Космос 111 meaning Cosmos 111) (E-6S series) was the first Soviet attempt to orbit a spacecraft around the Moon. The design was probably similar to the later successful Luna 10 spacecraft. It was launched on March 1, 1966. The mission was a failure. The Blok-L upper stage lost roll control and failed to send the spacecraft on a lunar trajectory. It re-entered the Earth's atmosphere two days later. The craft weighed 14,240lbs and was not immediately acknowledged to be a Luna-series vehicle after its destruction.[1]


  1. ^ Baker, David (1996). Spaceflight and Rocketry. New York NY: Facts on File, Inc. p. 191. ISBN 0-8160-1853-7.
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