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Zhukov, Yuri


Zhukov, Yuri Averkovich (1933-) Russian officer. Commander of Baikonur Cosmodrome 1983-1989.

Spent his entire career in the RVSN Strategic Rocket Forces, becoming First Deputy Commander of a Missile Army before being sent to the General Staff Academy. Thereafter commander at Baikonur, where he supervised flight test of a new generation of launch vehicles (Zenit-2, Energia, and Buran).

Born: 1933.

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  • RVSN Russian agency overseeing development of spacecraft. Raketniye Voiska Stratigcheskovo Naznacheniya (Russian Strategic Rocket Forces), Russia. More...

Bibliography
  • Pervov, Mikhail, Raketnoye Oruzhiye RVSN, Violanta, Moscow, 1999..

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