Samonov, Vladimir Ivanovich
(1924-) Russian officer. Major General, Chief Engineer of GUKOS 1970-1980. In 1955 assigned to Baikonur, where participated in launch of first Sputnik, Vostok, and planetary probes. Responsible for completion of Zenit reconnaissance satellite.
After World War II service, finishing up in Far East, attended Zhukovskiy Academy.
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