|N1 was the Soviet Unions Moon Rocket. It was the Soviet counterpart of the American Saturn-V. The launch location site was Baikonur Cosmodrome, Soviet Union. The first launch was in 1969. It consisted of 5 stages. All stages used kerosene and liqiud oxygen as propellants. The first stage had 30 NK-33 Rocket Engines. Four launches were performed, however, they all failed.|
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We know the Soviet’s lost the moon race. Please note the Lunar 15 Orbiter was in orbit at the time the Eagle landed. The Soviets sent a moon sample return mission to beat the Americans. Unfortunately, it was unsuccessful. If it was successful, the Soviets could have said it was cheaper to use an un-manned spacecraft.
The N-1 Moon Rocket was replaced by the Energia Booster. The Energia Booster used modified N-1 launch pads.
– Korolev : How One Man Masterminded the Soviet Drive to Beat America to the Moon by James Harford
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