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Maksimov, Aleksandr Aleksandrovich (1923-1990) Russian officer. Deputy Chief of TsKIK. Later Commander of GUKOS / UNKS 1979-1989.

Born: 1923.08.29.
Died: 1990.10.12.

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  • Siddiqi, Asif A, The Soviet Space Race With Apollo, University Press of Florida, 2003.

Maksimov Chronology

1968 May 6 - .
  • Review of military spacecraft plans. - . Nation: USSR. Related Persons: Maksimov. Program: Lunar L1; Soyuz. Kamanin meets with Yuryshev, Deputy Chief of NTK/General Staff, and Maksimov, Deputy Chief of TsKIK, to review military spacecraft. Such spacecraft can be placed in two general categories: Category 1 would be manoeuvrable spacecraft that use active gliding to be guided to a landing point. This technology was currently being developed in the Soyuz and L1 projects. Category 2 would be an orbital aircraft which would be launched from a winged, recoverable, aircraft first stage booster. Less work has been accomplished on such spacecraft. The Mikoyan and Tupolev bureaux have been authorised to begin design and development, but this was still in its earliest stages. But Kamanin believes the second approach has the greatest future potential, and should be pursued more vigorously.

1970 July 16 - .
  • Soyuz 9 crew presses for new Soyuz series. - . Nation: USSR. Related Persons: Nikolayev; Sevastyanov; Karas; Maksimov. Program: Soyuz. Flight: Soyuz 9. Spacecraft: Soyuz 7K-OK; Soyuz 7K-S. Summary: Sevastyanov and Nikolayev visit GUKOS, and press for construction of a new Soyuz series. Karas and Maksimov say it would interrupt development of the 7K-S. The cosmonauts argue that the Soyuz 7K-OK is now proven, while the 7K-S exists only on paper..

1990 October 12 - .
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