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Soyuz A BO


Russian manned spacecraft module. Study 1962. Original design with notional docking system with no probe and internal transfer tunnel. Living section.

Collar Length: 0.64 m. Base Diameter: 2.1 m. Ring Diameter: 1.6 m). Proto-Igla rendezvous and docking system with heavy mount antennae, two-dish tower. Four windows, BO separated after retrofire.

Habitable Volume: 5.00 m3.

AKA: Bytovoy otsek.
Gross mass: 1,000 kg (2,200 lb).
Height: 3.00 m (9.80 ft).
Diameter: 2.20 m (7.20 ft).

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  • Soyuz A Russian manned spacecraft. Study 1962. The 7K Soyuz spacecraft was initially designed for rendezvous and docking operations in near earth orbit, leading to piloted circumlunar flight. More...

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