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A Chronology of Mars Exploration

No name (retroactively named Marsnik 1)(Mars 1960A) – 480 kg – USSR Mars Probe – (October 10, 1960)

  • Failed to reach Earth orbit.

No name (retroactively named Marsnik 2)(Mars 1960B) – 480 kg – USSR Mars Probe – (October 14, 1960)

  • Failed to reach Earth orbit.

Sputnik 22 (Mars 1962A) – USSR Mars Flyby – 900 kg – (October 24, 1962)

  • Spacecraft failed to leave Earth orbit after the final rocketstage exploded.

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