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LEK SA


Russian manned spacecraft module. Study 1973. Descent module was contained within pressurized cabin of LEK ascent stage. Crew may have entered hatch in heat shield. Landing apparatus - Reentry capsule for crew and lunar samples..

Crew Size: 3. Habitable Volume: 4.00 m3. RCS Coarse No x Thrust: 6 X 98 N.

AKA: Spuskaemiy apparat.
Gross mass: 3,400 kg (7,400 lb).
Height: 2.24 m (7.34 ft).
Diameter: 2.17 m (7.11 ft).

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Associated Spacecraft
  • LEK Russian manned lunar lander. Study 1973. Lunar lander for the Vulkan surface base. As in the original LK lunar lander, this would be taken to near zero velocity near the lunar surface by the Vulkan Block V 'lunar crasher' rocket stage. More...

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Associated Propellants
  • H2O2 Hydrogen peroxide is used as both an oxidiser and a monopropellant. Relatively high density and non-toxic, it was abandoned after early use in British rockets, but recently revived as a propellant for the Black Horse spaceplane. Hydrogen peroxide is used as both an oxidiser and a monopropellant. Relatively high density and non-toxic, it was abandoned after early use in British rockets, but recently revived as a propellant for the Black Horse spaceplane. More...

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