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On October 20, 1975, the lander spacecraft was separated from the orbiter, and landing was made with the Sun near zenith at 05:13 UTC on October 22. Venera 9 landed within a 150 km radius of 31.01N 291.64E, near Beta Regio, on a steep (20) slope covered with boulders (suspected to be the slope of the tectonic rift valley, Aikhulu Chasma).
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Venera 9 was a USSR unmanned space mission to Venus. It consisted of an orbiter and a lander. It was launched on June 8, 1975 02:38:00 UTC and weighed 4,936 kg. The orbiter was the first spacecraft to orbit Venus, while the lander was the first to return images from the surface of another planet.
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