Mir Hardware Heritage
The heritage of the major Mir complex hardware elements is described. These elements include Soyuz-TM and Progress-M ; the Kvant, Kvant 2, and Kristall modules ; and the Mir base block. Configuration changes and major mission events of Salyut 6, Salyut 7, and Mir multiport space stations are described in detail for the period 1977-1994. A comparative chronology of U.S. and Soviet/Russian manned spaceflight is also given for that period. The 68 illustrations include comparative scale drawings of U.S. and Russian spacecraft as well as sequential drawings depicting missions and mission events.
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aboard Afanasyev aft port airlock Alexandr Almaz antenna April attitude control August base block booster cargo carried Central Eurasia control system cosmonauts Cosmos Crew code days in space December deorbit descent module docking port docking system docking unit equipment EVA lasted February figure flight front port Gennadi Strekalov hatch Igla January JPRS Report July June Kvant Kvant 2 Soyuz-TM landing launch vehicle Lebedev lunar main engine Manarov March Merkur capsule Mir's N-1 rocket November Number October orbital module Original Soyuz Polyus Principal Expedition Progress Progress-M Progress-M 24 propellant propulsion system Proton Proton rocket Raduga reentry return to Earth rocket Ryumin Salyut 6's satellite sensors September Sergei Krikalev service module solar arrays Solovyov Soyuz 11 Soyuz 27 Soyuz 34 Soyuz Ferry Soyuz spacecraft Soyuz-TM Soyuz-TM 17 space station modules Spaceflight Translated in JPRS TsUP undocked unmanned Valeri Valeri Polyakov Viktor Savinykh Viktorenko Vladimir Volkov