Russian manned spacecraft module. 4 launches, 1977.07.17 (Cosmos 929) to 1985.09.27 (Cosmos 1686). The BSO was equipped with the retro-rocket for deorbit of the VA capsule following separation from the space station. Deorbit Block.
It also provided the additional battery power, orientation rockets, and radio equipment that gave the VA a 31 hour autonomous flight duration after separation from the station.
Spacecraft delta v: 100 m/s (320 ft/sec).
AKA: Bloka Skhoda s Orbiti.
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Gross mass: 450 kg (990 lb).
TKS Russian manned spacecraft. 4 launches, 1977.07.17 (Cosmos 929) to 1985.09.27 (Cosmos 1686). More...
Gaidos, G; Lewis, R A; Smith, G A; Dundore, B ; Chakrabarti, S, Antiproton-Catalyzed Microfission/Fusion Propulsion Systems for Exploration of the Outer Solar System and Beyond, Web Address when accessed: here.
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