Lunar Prospector
A listing of all manned and un-manned missions to the moon since 1958.
Mission info can be viewed "Chronologically" by "Spacecraft" or by "Country".

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    Moon Missions - In Chronological Order (1958-1998)
    Spacecraft Country Date Mission Objectives Mission Accomplishments
    Pioneer 1 U.S.A. Oct 1958 Achieve Lunar Orbit Did not obtain lunar orbit - flyby at 71K miles.
    Pioneer 2 U.S.A. Nov 1958 Achieve Lunar Orbit Did not achieve orbit.
    Pioneer 3 U.S.A. Dec 1958 Launch Lunar Probe Launch failure
    Luna 1 U.S.S.R. Jan 1959 Achieve Lunar Impact First lunar flyby.
    Pioneer 4 U.S.A. Mar 1959 Launch Lunar Probe Passed within 37K miles of the moon.
    Luna 2 U.S.S.R. Sept 1959 Achieve Lunar Impact First lunar impact near the Sea of Serenity.
    Luna 3 U.S.S.R. Oct 1959 Launch Lunar Probe First photographs of the lunar far side.
    Pioneer P-3 U.S.A. Nov 1959 Achieve Lunar Orbit Did not achieve orbit.
    Ranger 1 U.S.A. Aug 1961 Launch Lunar Probe Did not escape Earth orbit.
    Ranger 2 U.S.A. Nov 1961 Launch Lunar Probe Launch failed.
    Ranger 3 U.S.A. Jan 1962 Achieve Lunar Landing Missed moon by 22K miles.
    Ranger 4 U.S.A. Apr 1962 Achieve Lunar Landing Computer failed, crashed on lunars farside.
    Ranger 5 U.S.A. Oct 1962 Achieve Lunar Landing Missed the moon by 450 miles.
    Sputnik 25 U.S.S.R. Jan 1963 Launch Lunar Probe Unsuccessful lunar attempt
    Luna 4 U.S.S.R. Apr 1963 Achieve Lunar Orbit Contact lost.
    Ranger 6 U.S.A. Jan / Feb 1964 Lunar Photography Cameras failed, impacted on lunar surface.
    Ranger 7 U.S.A. Jul 1964 Lunar Photography Transmitted first close-up photos of the moon.
    Ranger 8 U.S.A. Feb 1965 Lunar Photography Transmitted high-quality photos of the moon.
    Ranger 9 U.S.A. Mar 1965 Lunar Photography Transmitted high-quality photos of the moon.
    Luna 5 U.S.S.R. May 1965 Lunar Lander First soft-landing attempt, crashed on lunar surface.
    Luna 6 U.S.S.R. Jun 1965 Lunar Lander Missed moon due to engine failure.
    Zond 3 U.S.S.R. Jul 1965 Launch Lunar Probe Photographed lunar far side.
    Luna 7 U.S.S.R. Oct 1965 Lunar Lander Crashed on lunar surface.
    Luna 8 U.S.S.R. Dec 1965 Lunar Lander Crashed on lunar surface.
    Luna 9 U.S.S.R. Jan / Feb 1966 Lunar Lander First lunar soft landing and first TV transmission from lunar surface.
    Cosmos 111 U.S.S.R. Mar 1966 Launch Lunar Probe Unsuccessful
    Luna 10 U.S.S.R. Mar 1966 Achieve Lunar Orbiter First lunar satellite that monitored various lunar parameters.
    Surveyor 1 U.S.A. May / Jun 1966 Lunar Lander First soft-landed robotic craft.
    Lunar Orbiter 1 U.S.A. Aug 1966 Achieve Lunar Orbit Photographed over 2 million square miles of the moons surface.
    Luna 11 U.S.S.R. Aug 1966 Achieve Lunar Orbit Successful lunar satellite.
    Surveyor 2 U.S.A Sept 1966 lunar lander Crashed on lunar surface near the Crater Copernicus.
    Luna 12 U.S.S.R. Oct 1966 Achieve Lunar Orbit Transmitted high-quality photos of lunar surface.
    Lunar Orbiter 2 U.S.A. Nov 1966 Achieve Lunar Orbit Photographed future landing sites.
    Luna 13 U.S.S.R. Dec 1966 Lunar Lander Measured soil density and surface radioactivity.
    Lunar Orbiter 3 U.S.A. Feb 1967 Achieve Lunar Orbit Provided gravitational field and lunar environment data.
    Surveyor 3 U.S.A. Apr 1967 Lunar Lander Soft-landed robotic laboratory.
    Lunar Orbiter 4 U.S.A. May 1967 Achieve Lunar Orbit Provided the first pictures of the lunar south pole.
    Surveyor 4 U.S.A. Jul 1967 lunar lander Lost radio contact prior to landing.
    Explorer 35 U.S.A. Jul 1967 Achieve Lunar Orbit Used as an anchor for probing interplanetary magnetic fields.
    Lunar Orbiter 5 U.S.A. Aug 1967 Achieve Lunar Orbit Lunar satellite.
    Surveyor 5 U.S.A Sept 1967 Lunar Lander Soft-landed robotic laboratory.
    Surveyor 6 U.S.A. Nov 1967 Lunar Lander Soft-landed robotic laboratory.
    Surveyor 7 U.S.A. Jan 1968 Lunar Lander Landed near the crater Tycho.
    Luna 14 U.S.S.R. Apr 1968 Achieve Lunar Orbit Studied gravitational field.
    Zond 5 U.S.S.R. Sept 1968 Circumlunar First lunar flyby and earth return.
    Zond 6 U.S.S.R. Nov 1968 Circumlunar Lunar flyby and earth return.
    Apollo 8 U.S.A. Dec 1968 Manned Lunar Orbital Flight First humans to orbit the moon (10 orbits)
    Apollo 10 U.S.A. May 1969 Manned Lunar Orbital Flight First docking maneuvers.
    Luna 15 U.S.S.R. Jul 1969 Return Lunar Sample Crashed in the lunar surface.
    Apollo 11 U.S.A. Jul 1969 Piloted Lunar Landing First humans on the moon, experiments and collected lunar samples.
    Zond 7 U.S.S.R. Aug 1969 Circumlunar Lunar flyby and Earth return.
    Cosmos 300 U.S.S.R. Sept 1969 Launch Lunar Probe Unsuccessful lunar attempt.
    Cosmos 305 U.S.S.R. Oct 1969 Launch Lunar Probe Unsuccessful lunar attempt.
    Luna 16 U.S.S.R. Sept 1970 Return Lunar Samples Collected lunar samples, first robotic sample return.
    Apollo 12 U.S.A. Nov 1969 Piloted Lunar Landing Second group of humans on the moon.
    Apollo 13 U.S.A Apr 1970 Piloted Lunar Landing Aborted landing attempt.
    Zond 8 U.S.S.R. Oct 1970 Circumlunar Lunar flyby and Earth return.
    Luna 17 U.S.S.R. Nov 1970 Lunar Rover - Lunokhod 1 First robotic rover.
    Apollo 14 U.S.A. Jan / Feb 1971 Piloted Lunar Landing Third group of humans on the moon.
    Apollo 15 U.S.A. Jul / Aug 1971 Piloted Lunar Landing Fourth group of humans on the moon.
    Luna 18 U.S.S.R. Sept 1971 Lunar Lander Crashed in the Sea of Fertility.
    Luna 19 U.S.S.R. Sept 1971 Achieve Lunar Orbit Lunar satellite.
    Luna 20 U.S.S.R. Feb 1972 Return Lunar Samples Collected samples from the Sea of Crises area.
    Apollo 16 U.S.A. Apr 1972 Piloted Lunar Landing Fifth group of humans on the moon.
    Apollo 17 U.S.A. Dec 1972 Piloted Lunar Landing Sixth and final Apollo group to land on the moon.
    Luna 21 U.S.S.R. Jan 1973 Lunar Rover Robotic lunar rover.
    Luna 22 U.S.S.R. May/Jun 1974 Return Lunar Samples Lunar satellite.
    Luna 23 U.S.S.R. Oct 1974 Return Lunar Samples Landed but sampling device malfunctioned, no samples returned.
    Luna 24 U.S.S.R. Aug 1976 Return Lunar Samples Third robotic sample returned to earth.
    Hiten (Muses-A) Japan Jan 1990 Lunar Satellite Studied gravity's effect on satellites.
    Clementine U.S.A. Jan 1994 Lunar Satellite Photographed the lunar surface.
    Lunar Prospector U.S.A. Jan 1998 Lunar Polar Orbiter Determined whether water ice exists on the Moon near its poles.
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    Moon Missions - By Spacecraft
    Spacecraft Country Date Mission Objectives Mission Accomplishments
    *** Pioneer ***
    Pioneer 1 U.S.A. Oct 1958 Achieve Lunar Orbit Did not obtain lunar orbit - flyby at 71K miles.
    Pioneer 2 U.S.A. Nov 1958 Achieve Lunar Orbit Did not achieve orbit.
    Pioneer 3 U.S.A. Dec 1958 Launch Lunar Probe Launch failure
    Pioneer 4 U.S.A. Mar 1959 Launch Lunar Probe Passed within 37K miles of the moon.
    Pioneer P-3 U.S.A. Nov 1959 Achieve Lunar Orbit Did not achieve orbit.
    *** Luna ***
    Luna 1 U.S.S.R. Jan 1959 Achieve Lunar Impact First lunar flyby.
    Luna 2 U.S.S.R. Sept 1959 Achieve Lunar Impact First lunar impact near the Sea of Serenity.
    Luna 3 U.S.S.R. Oct 1959 Launch Lunar Probe First photographs of the lunar far side.
    Luna 4 U.S.S.R. Apr 1963 Achieve Lunar Orbit Contact lost.
    Luna 5 U.S.S.R. May 1965 Lunar Lander First soft-landing attempt, crashed on lunar surface.
    Luna 6 U.S.S.R. Jun 1965 Lunar Lander Missed moon due to engine failure.
    Luna 7 U.S.S.R. Oct 1965 Lunar Lander Crashed on lunar surface.
    Luna 8 U.S.S.R. Dec 1965 Lunar Lander Crashed on lunar surface.
    Luna 9 U.S.S.R. Jan / Feb 1966 Lunar Lander First lunar soft landing and first TV transmission from lunar surface.
    Luna 10 U.S.S.R. Mar 1966 Achieve Lunar Orbiter First lunar satellite that monitored various lunar parameters.
    Luna 11 U.S.S.R. Aug 1966 Achieve Lunar Orbit Successful lunar satellite.
    Luna 12 U.S.S.R. Oct 1966 Achieve Lunar Orbit Transmitted high-quality photos of lunar surface.
    Luna 13 U.S.S.R. Dec 1966 Lunar Lander Measured soil density and surface radioactivity.
    Luna 14 U.S.S.R. Apr 1968 Achieve Lunar Orbit Studied gravitational field.
    Luna 15 U.S.S.R. Jul 1969 Return Lunar Sample Crashed in the lunar surface.
    Luna 16 U.S.S.R. Sept 1970 Return Lunar Samples Collected lunar samples, first robotic sample return.
    Luna 17 U.S.S.R. Nov 1970 Lunar Rover - Lunokhod 1 First robotic rover.
    Luna 18 U.S.S.R. Sept 1971 Lunar Lander Crashed in the Sea of Fertility.
    Luna 19 U.S.S.R. Sept 1971 Achieve Lunar Orbit Lunar satellite.
    Luna 20 U.S.S.R. Feb 1972 Return Lunar Samples Collected samples from the Sea of Crises area.
    Luna 21 U.S.S.R. Jan 1973 Lunar Rover Robotic lunar rover.
    Luna 22 U.S.S.R. May/Jun 1974 Return Lunar Samples Lunar satellite.
    Luna 23 U.S.S.R. Oct 1974 Return Lunar Samples Landed but sampling device malfunctioned, no samples returned.
    Luna 24 U.S.S.R. Aug 1976 Return Lunar Samples Third robotic sample returned to earth.
    *** Ranger ***
    Ranger 1 U.S.A. Aug 1961 Launch Lunar Probe Did not escape Earth orbit.
    Ranger 2 U.S.A. Nov 1961 Launch Lunar Probe Launch failed.
    Ranger 3 U.S.A. Jan 1962 Achieve Lunar Landing Missed moon by 22K miles.
    Ranger 4 U.S.A. Apr 1962 Achieve Lunar Landing Computer failed, crashed on lunars farside.
    Ranger 5 U.S.A. Oct 1962 Achieve Lunar Landing Missed the moon by 450 miles.
    Ranger 6 U.S.A. Jan / Feb 1964 Lunar Photography Cameras failed, impacted on lunar surface.
    Ranger 7 U.S.A. Jul 1964 Lunar Photography Transmitted first close-up photos of the moon.
    Ranger 8 U.S.A. Feb 1965 Lunar Photography Transmitted high-quality photos of the moon.
    Ranger 9 U.S.A. Mar 1965 Lunar Photography Transmitted high-quality photos of the moon.
    *** Surveyor ***
    Surveyor 1 U.S.A. May / Jun 1966 Lunar Lander First soft-landed robotic craft.
    Surveyor 2 U.S.A Sept 1966 lunar lander Crashed on lunar surface near the Crater Copernicus.
    Surveyor 3 U.S.A. Apr 1967 Lunar Lander Soft-landed robotic laboratory.
    Surveyor 4 U.S.A. Jul 1967 lunar lander Lost radio contact prior to landing.
    Surveyor 5 U.S.A Sept 1967 Lunar Lander Soft-landed robotic laboratory.
    Surveyor 6 U.S.A. Nov 1967 Lunar Lander Soft-landed robotic laboratory.
    Surveyor 7 U.S.A. Jan 1968 Lunar Lander Landed near the crater Tycho.
    *** Luna Orbiter ***
    Lunar Orbiter 1 U.S.A. Aug 1966 Achieve Lunar Orbit Photographed over 2 million square miles of the moons surface.
    Lunar Orbiter 2 U.S.A. Nov 1966 Achieve Lunar Orbit Photographed future landing sites.
    Lunar Orbiter 3 U.S.A. Feb 1967 Achieve Lunar Orbit Provided gravitational field and lunar environment data.
    Lunar Orbiter 4 U.S.A. May 1967 Achieve Lunar Orbit Provided the first pictures of the lunar south pole.
    Lunar Orbiter 5 U.S.A. Aug 1967 Achieve Lunar Orbit Lunar satellite.
    *** Apollo ***
    Apollo 8 U.S.A. Dec 1968 Manned Lunar Orbital Flight First humans to orbit the moon (10 orbits)
    Apollo 10 U.S.A. May 1969 Manned Lunar Orbital Flight First docking maneuvers.
    Apollo 11 U.S.A. Jul 1969 Piloted Lunar Landing First humans on the moon, experiments and collected lunar samples.
    Apollo 12 U.S.A. Nov 1969 Piloted Lunar Landing Second group of humans on the moon.
    Apollo 13 U.S.A Apr 1970 Piloted Lunar Landing Aborted landing attempt.
    Apollo 14 U.S.A. Jan / Feb 1971 Piloted Lunar Landing Third group of humans on the moon.
    Apollo 15 U.S.A. Jul / Aug 1971 Piloted Lunar Landing Fourth group of humans on the moon.
    Apollo 16 U.S.A. Apr 1972 Piloted Lunar Landing Fifth group of humans on the moon.
    Apollo 17 U.S.A. Dec 1972 Piloted Lunar Landing Sixth and final Apollo group to land on the moon.
    *** Zond ***
    Zond 3 U.S.S.R. Jul 1965 Launch Lunar Probe Photographed lunar far side.
    Zond 5 U.S.S.R. Sept 1968 Circumlunar First lunar flyby and earth return.
    Zond 6 U.S.S.R. Nov 1968 Circumlunar Lunar flyby and earth return.
    Zond 7 U.S.S.R. Aug 1969 Circumlunar Lunar flyby and Earth return.
    Zond 8 U.S.S.R. Oct 1970 Circumlunar Lunar flyby and Earth return.
    *** Cosmos ***
    Cosmos 111 U.S.S.R. Mar 1966 Launch Lunar Probe Unsuccessful
    Cosmos 300 U.S.S.R. Sept 1969 Launch Lunar Probe Unsuccessful lunar attempt.
    Cosmos 305 U.S.S.R. Oct 1969 Launch Lunar Probe Unsuccessful lunar attempt.
    *** Others ***
    Sputnik 25 U.S.S.R. Jan 1963 Launch Lunar Probe Unsuccessful lunar attempt
    Explorer 35 U.S.A. Jul 1967 Achieve Lunar Orbit Used as an anchor for probing interplanetary magnetic fields.
    Hiten (Muses-A) Japan Jan 1990 Lunar Satellite Studied gravity's effect on satellites.
    Clementine U.S.A. Jan 1994 Lunar Satellite Photographed the lunar surface.
    Lunar Prospector U.S.A. Jan 1998 Lunar Polar Orbiter Determined whether water ice exists on the Moon near its poles.
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    Moon Missions - By Country
    Spacecraft Country Date Mission Objectives Mission Accomplishments
    *** USA ***
    Pioneer 1 U.S.A. Oct 1958 Achieve Lunar Orbit Did not obtain lunar orbit - flyby at 71K miles.
    Pioneer 2 U.S.A. Nov 1958 Achieve Lunar Orbit Did not achieve orbit.
    Pioneer 3 U.S.A. Dec 1958 Launch Lunar Probe Launch failure
    Pioneer 4 U.S.A. Mar 1959 Launch Lunar Probe Passed within 37K miles of the moon.
    Pioneer P-3 U.S.A. Nov 1959 Achieve Lunar Orbit Did not achieve orbit.
    Ranger 1 U.S.A. Aug 1961 Launch Lunar Probe Did not escape Earth orbit.
    Ranger 2 U.S.A. Nov 1961 Launch Lunar Probe Launch failed.
    Ranger 3 U.S.A. Jan 1962 Achieve Lunar Landing Missed moon by 22K miles.
    Ranger 4 U.S.A. Apr 1962 Achieve Lunar Landing Computer failed, crashed on lunars farside.
    Ranger 5 U.S.A. Oct 1962 Achieve Lunar Landing Missed the moon by 450 miles.
    Ranger 6 U.S.A. Jan / Feb 1964 Lunar Photography Cameras failed, impacted on lunar surface.
    Ranger 7 U.S.A. Jul 1964 Lunar Photography Transmitted first close-up photos of the moon.
    Ranger 8 U.S.A. Feb 1965 Lunar Photography Transmitted high-quality photos of the moon.
    Ranger 9 U.S.A. Mar 1965 Lunar Photography Transmitted high-quality photos of the moon.
    Surveyor 1 U.S.A. May / Jun 1966 Lunar Lander First soft-landed robotic craft.
    Surveyor 2 U.S.A Sept 1966 lunar lander Crashed on lunar surface near the Crater Copernicus.
    Surveyor 3 U.S.A. Apr 1967 Lunar Lander Soft-landed robotic laboratory.
    Surveyor 4 U.S.A. Jul 1967 lunar lander Lost radio contact prior to landing.
    Surveyor 5 U.S.A Sept 1967 Lunar Lander Soft-landed robotic laboratory.
    Surveyor 6 U.S.A. Nov 1967 Lunar Lander Soft-landed robotic laboratory.
    Surveyor 7 U.S.A. Jan 1968 Lunar Lander Landed near the crater Tycho.
    Lunar Orbiter 1 U.S.A. Aug 1966 Achieve Lunar Orbit Photographed over 2 million square miles of the moons surface.
    Lunar Orbiter 2 U.S.A. Nov 1966 Achieve Lunar Orbit Photographed future landing sites.
    Lunar Orbiter 3 U.S.A. Feb 1967 Achieve Lunar Orbit Provided gravitational field and lunar environment data.
    Lunar Orbiter 4 U.S.A. May 1967 Achieve Lunar Orbit Provided the first pictures of the lunar south pole.
    Lunar Orbiter 5 U.S.A. Aug 1967 Achieve Lunar Orbit Lunar satellite.
    Apollo 8 U.S.A. Dec 1968 Manned Lunar Orbital Flight First humans to orbit the moon (10 orbits)
    Apollo 10 U.S.A. May 1969 Manned Lunar Orbital Flight First docking maneuvers.
    Apollo 11 U.S.A. Jul 1969 Piloted Lunar Landing First humans on the moon, experiments and collected lunar samples.
    Apollo 12 U.S.A. Nov 1969 Piloted Lunar Landing Second group of humans on the moon.
    Apollo 13 U.S.A Apr 1970 Piloted Lunar Landing Aborted landing attempt.
    Apollo 14 U.S.A. Jan / Feb 1971 Piloted Lunar Landing Third group of humans on the moon.
    Apollo 15 U.S.A. Jul / Aug 1971 Piloted Lunar Landing Fourth group of humans on the moon.
    Apollo 16 U.S.A. Apr 1972 Piloted Lunar Landing Fifth group of humans on the moon.
    Apollo 17 U.S.A. Dec 1972 Piloted Lunar Landing Sixth and final Apollo group to land on the moon.
    Explorer 35 U.S.A. Jul 1967 Achieve Lunar Orbit Used as an anchor for probing interplanetary magnetic fields.
    Clementine U.S.A. Jan 1994 Lunar Satellite Photographed the lunar surface.
    Lunar Prospector U.S.A. Jan 1998 Lunar Polar Orbiter Determined whether water ice exists on the Moon near its poles.
    *** USSR ***
    Luna 1 U.S.S.R. Jan 1959 Achieve Lunar Impact First lunar flyby.
    Luna 2 U.S.S.R. Sept 1959 Achieve Lunar Impact First lunar impact near the Sea of Serenity.
    Luna 3 U.S.S.R. Oct 1959 Launch Lunar Probe First photographs of the lunar far side.
    Luna 4 U.S.S.R. Apr 1963 Achieve Lunar Orbit Contact lost.
    Luna 5 U.S.S.R. May 1965 Lunar Lander First soft-landing attempt, crashed on lunar surface.
    Luna 6 U.S.S.R. Jun 1965 Lunar Lander Missed moon due to engine failure.
    Luna 7 U.S.S.R. Oct 1965 Lunar Lander Crashed on lunar surface.
    Luna 8 U.S.S.R. Dec 1965 Lunar Lander Crashed on lunar surface.
    Luna 9 U.S.S.R. Jan / Feb 1966 Lunar Lander First lunar soft landing and first TV transmission from lunar surface.
    Luna 10 U.S.S.R. Mar 1966 Achieve Lunar Orbiter First lunar satellite that monitored various lunar parameters.
    Luna 11 U.S.S.R. Aug 1966 Achieve Lunar Orbit Successful lunar satellite.
    Luna 12 U.S.S.R. Oct 1966 Achieve Lunar Orbit Transmitted high-quality photos of lunar surface.
    Luna 13 U.S.S.R. Dec 1966 Lunar Lander Measured soil density and surface radioactivity.
    Luna 14 U.S.S.R. Apr 1968 Achieve Lunar Orbit Studied gravitational field.
    Luna 15 U.S.S.R. Jul 1969 Return Lunar Sample Crashed in the lunar surface.
    Luna 16 U.S.S.R. Sept 1970 Return Lunar Samples Collected lunar samples, first robotic sample return.
    Luna 17 U.S.S.R. Nov 1970 Lunar Rover - Lunokhod 1 First robotic rover.
    Luna 18 U.S.S.R. Sept 1971 Lunar Lander Crashed in the Sea of Fertility.
    Luna 19 U.S.S.R. Sept 1971 Achieve Lunar Orbit Lunar satellite.
    Luna 20 U.S.S.R. Feb 1972 Return Lunar Samples Collected samples from the Sea of Crises area.
    Luna 21 U.S.S.R. Jan 1973 Lunar Rover Robotic lunar rover.
    Luna 22 U.S.S.R. May/Jun 1974 Return Lunar Samples Lunar satellite.
    Luna 23 U.S.S.R. Oct 1974 Return Lunar Samples Landed but sampling device malfunctioned, no samples returned.
    Luna 24 U.S.S.R. Aug 1976 Return Lunar Samples Third robotic sample returned to earth.
    Zond 3 U.S.S.R. Jul 1965 Launch Lunar Probe Photographed lunar far side.
    Zond 5 U.S.S.R. Sept 1968 Circumlunar First lunar flyby and earth return.
    Zond 6 U.S.S.R. Nov 1968 Circumlunar Lunar flyby and earth return.
    Zond 7 U.S.S.R. Aug 1969 Circumlunar Lunar flyby and Earth return.
    Zond 8 U.S.S.R. Oct 1970 Circumlunar Lunar flyby and Earth return.
    Cosmos 111 U.S.S.R. Mar 1966 Launch Lunar Probe Unsuccessful
    Cosmos 300 U.S.S.R. Sept 1969 Launch Lunar Probe Unsuccessful lunar attempt.
    Cosmos 305 U.S.S.R. Oct 1969 Launch Lunar Probe Unsuccessful lunar attempt.
    Sputnik 25 U.S.S.R. Jan 1963 Launch Lunar Probe Unsuccessful lunar attempt
    *** Japan ***
    Hiten (Muses-A) Japan Jan 1990 Lunar Satellite Studied gravity's effect on satellites.
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