The "Venus-6: Automatic Interplanetary Station, 1969" from the series "Artificial Earth Satellites"

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The "Venus-6: Automatic Interplanetary Station, 1969" from the series "Artificial Earth Satellites": [photo] / photographer A. Melentiev. - Electronic data (1 file: 1 MB). - St. Petersburg: Boris Yeltsin Presidential Library, 2015. -
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In the picture: a souvenir badge "Venus-6: Automatic Interplanetary Station, 1969" from the series "Artificial Earth Satellites". A diamond-shaped symbol with equal sides and rounded corners, on the upper left side on a brown background is the inscription: "Venus-6". In the center on a green background is a convex image of a space station, at the bottom there is an inscription in three lines: "1969. Automatic interplanetary station." White metal. Green and brown enamels. The size is 20x20 mm. Pin fastening. On the reverse side - stamp of the manufacturer: Leningrad Mint, price 15 kopeks. Location: From a private collection. - Souvenir badge Venus 6. Automatic interplanetary station 1969 is dedicated to the launch of the Soviet automatic space station Venera-6 into outer space. Start date January 10, 1969 8 hours 51 minutes. It was a simultaneous flight of two identical automatic stations "Venus-5" and "Venus-6". "Venus-5" was launched five days before the "Venus-6". The main task of automatic interplanetary stations was the continuation of studies of the chemical composition and parameters of the atmosphere of Venus, first launched by the station "Venera-4" in October 1967. For this purpose, the following systems were installed on the descent vehicles of automatic stations: pressure and temperature sensors, designed for various measurement ranges; gas analyzers for studying the gas composition of the atmosphere; densitometer for measuring atmospheric density and for the first time - photocells for measuring the illumination in the atmosphere of Venus .
I. Melentiev, Alexei Mikhailovich (1958-). II. Presidential Library. B. N. Yeltsin (St. Petersburg). III. The Mint (Leningrad) .1. The people (the collection). 2. Open space (collection). 3. Venus, the planet - Exploration with the help of space automatic stations - Badges. 4. Souvenir badges - the USSR.
ББК 63.3 (2) 633-7ю9
ББК 39.643ю9
Source of electronic copy: PB
Place of origin: From private collection
Publisher Президентская библиотека имени Б. Н. Ельцина
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