Запуск "Зонд-2" к Марсу
On November 30, 1964 to Mars the Soviet Zond-2 spacecraft was launched. Launch was carried out from Baikonur Cosmodrome. The automatic Interplanetary Station "Zond-2" was launched for the purpose of carrying out scientific researches of Mars from a flying trajectory, information transfer about interplanetary space and space around Mars. The launch was successful, although solar batteries on the spacecraft did not revealed at once and not completely. Due to that fact there was a shortage of power supply on the spacecraft. Connection with the spacecraft was lost in May, 1965. Despite that, an examination of plasma electric rocket motors as executive motors of orientation system was carried out in the conditions of space flight for the first time.