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Illarionov



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Illarionov
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Illarionov, Valeri Vasilyevich (1939-1999) Russian engineer cosmonaut, 1970-1992. Graduated from Higher Air Force School, 1967 Soviet Air Force, specialized in communications systems. Served as CapCom during several Soyuz missions. Also involved in the Buran program.

Birth Place: Moscow, Moscow.
Status: Deceased.


Born: 1939.06.02.
Died: 1999.03.10.

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Associated Countries
See also
  • Cosmonaut Category of persons who have been trained for spaceflight in Russia. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
Bibliography
  • Becker, Joachim, "Space Facts Web Site", http://www.spacefacts.de/, Web Address when accessed: here.

Illarionov Chronology


1970 March 24 - .
  • Only nine of 16 cosmonaut-finalists cleared by the KGB and Communist Party - . Nation: USSR. Related Persons: Berezovoi; Dedkov; Dzhanibekov; Fefelov; Illarionov; Isaulov; Kozlov, Vladimir; Popov; Romanenko. Kamanin reports that only nine of 16 cosmonaut-candidates that completed the arduous selection process have been cleared by the KGB and Communist Party for actual acceptance for cosmonaut training. He feels this makes the whole time-consuming selection process a waste of time. The VVS is reluctant to submit officers as cosmonaut candidates, fearing that if they fail the vestibular table tests they will not only be rejected as cosmonauts, but be unable to return to flight duty with the Air Force. The result is a final selection of dullards, who are not intellectual, or literary, or sports enthusiasts, who are poor readers and not really interested in spaceflight or cosmonautics. The final decree has been issued reorganising TsUKOS as GUKOS.

1970 April 27 - .
1970 April 30 - .
  • Pressure on cosmonauts for more public relations tasks. - . Nation: USSR. Related Persons: Berezovoi; Dedkov; Dzhanibekov; Fefelov; Illarionov; Isaulov; Kozlov, Vladimir; Popov; Romanenko. Kamanin notes that the 27 April decree has selected only nine new cosmonauts from 300 pilot and 100 engineer candidates. He believes at least 30 should have been selected. Currently there are only 18 active cosmonauts, but Kamanin feels he needs at least 100, just to cover all the public relations appearance demands made on them.

1999 March 10 - .
  • Cosmonaut Valeri Vasilyevich Illarianov dies at age of 59 -- Natural causes - cancer. - . Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Illarionov. Summary: Russian engineer cosmonaut, 1970-1992. Graduated from Higher Air Force School, 1967 Soviet Air Force, specialized in communications systems. Served as CapCom during several Soyuz missions. Also involved in the Buran program..

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