Luna 9 was an uncrewed space mission of the Soviet Union. On 3 February 1966, the Luna 9 spacecraft became the first spacecraft to achieve a soft landing on the Moon, or any planetary body other than Earth, and to transmit photographic data to Earth from the surface of another planetary body.
Russian government Proton rocket with a Breeze M upper stage will deploy the Express AMU1 communications satellite for the Russian Satellite Communications Co. Express AMU1 will provide broadcast communications services to Russia for RSCC and communications coverage over sub-Saharan Africa for Eutelsat, which calls its part of the spacecraft payload Eutelsat 36C.
Launch time: 2128:57 GMT (4:58:57 pm EST)
Russian geostationary meteorological satellite, Elektro-L 2, is being launched aboard a Ukrainian Zenit rocket with a Russian Fregat upper stage from Baikonur Cosmodrome’s site 1/5.