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Kvant AM


Russian manned space station module. One launch, 1987.03.31 (Kvant 1). Space station module astrophysics.

Equipment: - Pulsar X-1: 5 gamma ray telescopes for 20-800 kev range with 3 deg field of view - Roentgen X-ray observatory - Glazar UV telescope 1150-1350 angstrom range - Unnamed 20-1300 kev range instrument with 180 deg field of view GSPS spectrometer with 3 degree field of view, 1-100 kev range - Hexe, 1.6 degree field of view, 15-200 kev range - TTM coded mask telescope with 2-20 kev range, 7 degree field of view - Phoswich 15-250 kev X-ray spectrometer

Habitable Volume: 40.00 m3.

AKA: Astrophysics Module.
Gross mass: 10,600 kg (23,300 lb).
Payload: 4,100 kg (9,000 lb).
Height: 5.80 m (19.00 ft).
Diameter: 4.15 m (13.61 ft).

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  • Kvant Russian manned space station. One launch, 1987.03.31 (Kvant 1). The Kvant spacecraft represented the first use of a new kind of Soviet space station module, designated 37K. More...

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