Luna-4b - Space launch mission detailed information
16 APR 1960
Soviet Space Program
Luna 1960B was the third Soviet attempt to photograph the far side of the Moon, the first being the highly successful Luna 3 mission and the second being the unsuccessful Luna 1960A. Luna 1960B was launched on April 16, 1960. It 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