Kosmos 434 was the unmanned test flight that flight-qualified the LK Moon lander via a simulated mission. It reached a height of 11,000 kilometres. The only major component of the Soviet manned lunar program to achieve this status.
I studied astronomy at University College London, but failled to get my degree. For many years pre-internet, I ran the bulletin board "Starbase 1", which is why you will frequently see me referring to myself as that! I am currently on the board of the IAAA. I operate exclusively in digitals using many different software packages. Most often Lightwave 3d, Vue, Photoshop Elemnts, Affinity Photo. I also ejoy oddball graphics packages like Xenodream, Amberlight, aqnd others. View all posts by Nick Stevens