Lunokhod 1 was delivered to the Sea of Rains aboard Luna 17 in November 1970 and had covered over 10 km by the end of its mission 11 months later. Lunokhod 2, an improved version with twice the top speed, landed aboard Luna 21 in January 1973 in the partially ruined crater Le Monnier on the edge of the Sea of Serenity, and covered a total of 37 km in its five-month lifetime.
Related entry Moon, unmanned spacecraft
Related categories SATELLITES AND SPACE PROBES
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