Luna-4a - Space launch mission detailed information
15 APR 1960
Soviet Space Program
Luna 1960A was the second Soviet attempt to photograph the far side of the Moon. The first being the highly successful Luna 3 mission. Luna 1960A was designed to duplicate the Luna 3 mission, but with higher resolution cameras and a closer approach to the Moon.
The Vostok-L was a rocket used by the Soviet Union to conduct several early tests of the Vostok spacecraft