Surveyor 1 was launched on 30 May 1966 and landed in Oceanus Procellarum on 2 June 1966. The mission's objectives were to soft land on the Moon and collect information on the properties of the lunar regolith to prepare for the upcoming Apollo missions. Surveyor 1 carried a television camera system (which ultimately transmitted a total of 11,240 pictures) and an array of engineering sensors.
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