Lunar Used Spacecraft Lot

A sales lot for used spacecraft (Read the full article)

"Here's the current list of available spacecraft and space technology on the Moon:

Mission Object Description Condition Year
Luna 2 Small spherical craft with sensors Poor (Crash-landed) 1959
Ranger 4 5' high sensor platform w/failed solar panels Poor (Crash-landed) 1962
Rangers 6-9 #6 arrived but failed; others deployed sending photos Poor (Crash-landed) 1964-5
Luna 5,7,8 Sensor platforms with retro-rockets attempt soft landings Poor (Crash-landed) 1965
Luna 9 Spherical sensor platform with cameras makes successful soft-landing, sends back photos Excellent (dead battery) 1966
Surveyor 1-7 Sensor platform w/solar panels, soil analysis Excellent (#3 checked by Apollo crew 1969) 1966-68
Luna 10-12 Satellites with MP3 capability (transmitted "Internationale") orbited moon Poor (Crash-landed) 1966-68
Luna 13 Achieved soft-landing; excellent cameras, detailed soil analysis Excellent (battery dead) 1966
Lunar Orbiter 1-5 Satellites w/solar panels and dish antennae, excellent cameras and 70 mm film processing Poor (Crash-landed) 1966-67
Explorer 35 Satellite with sensors; switched off 1972 Poor (Crash-landed) 1967
Apollo 10-17 Lunar lander descent and ascent stages; some missions left behind retroflectors for lunar ranging. Excellent 1969-72
Apollo 15-17 Lunar Roving Vehicles (style: dune buggy) in good shape, low mileage Good 1971-72
Luna 15 Platform-style unmanned lander intended to bring back samples Poor (Crash-landed) 1969
Lunokhod 1 Robotic lunar rover with cameras teleoperated from Earth; low mileage Good 1970
Lunokhod 2 Robotic lunar rover with upgrades also equipped with laser-ranging reflector Good 1973
Luna 23,24 Platform-style craft left descent stages Good 1974
Hiten/ Hagoromo Satellite lunar probes Poor (Crash-landed) 1990
Lunar Prospector Sensor-laden craft intended to locate lunar water Poor (Crash-landed) 1998
Smart-1 Satellite with unique Hall effect ion-thruster Poor (Crash-landed) 2003

"
( 5/15/2007 5:21:57 PM )

"There's a very similar scene in another Heinlein novel, "The Rolling Stones", in which several members of the Stone family go to a used rocket ship lot."
(Arivne 12/10/2008 6:47:10 AM )

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