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Soyuz 7K-LOK SA


Russian manned spacecraft module. 2 launches, 1971.06.26 (N-1 6L) to 1972.11.23 (LOK). Increased heat shield protection and presumably reaction control system propellant for re-entry from lunar distances. Reentry capsule.

Reserve parachute deleted and hatch for entry of crew through side of spacecraft added. Crew of two provided with Orlan space suits and parachutes for bail-out through side hatch in event of failure of main parachute.

Crew Size: 2. Habitable Volume: 4.00 m3. RCS Coarse No x Thrust: 6 X 98 N.

AKA: Spuskaemiy apparat.
Gross mass: 2,804 kg (6,181 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 2,704 kg (5,961 lb).
Height: 2.24 m (7.34 ft).
Diameter: 2.17 m (7.11 ft).

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  • Soyuz 7K-LOK Russian manned lunar orbiter. 2 launches, 1971.06.26 (N-1 6L) to 1972.11.23 (LOK). The two-crew LOK lunar orbiting spacecraft was the largest derivative of Soyuz developed. More...

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