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Soyuz : a universal spacecraft

Author: Rex Hall; David Shayler
Publisher: London ; New York : Springer ; Chichester, UK : Praxis Pub., ©2003.
Series: Springer-Praxis books in astronomy and space sciences.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Rex Hall and Dave Shayler provide a unique history of the Soyuz spacecraft programme from conception, through development to its use, detailed in the only English language book available on this topic. Planned for publication in 2003, it will celebrate 40 years since the original concept of the Soyuz craft.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rex Hall; David Shayler
ISBN: 1852336579 9781852336578
OCLC Number: 50948699
Description: xxxvi, 459 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Origins --
Soviet manned spaceflight after Vostok --
Design requirements --
Sever and the 1L: the genesis of Soyuz --
The Vostok 7/1L Soyuz Complex --
The mission sequence of the early Soyuz Complex --
The Soyuz 7K complex --
Soyuz 7K (Soyuz A) design features --
The American General Electric concept --
Soyuz 9K and Soyuz 11K --
The Soyuz Complex mission profile --
Contracts, funding and schedules --
Soyuz to the Moon --
A redirection for Soyuz --
The N1/L3 lunar landing mission profile --
Exploring the potential of Soyuz --
Soyuz 7K-P: a piloted anti-satellite interceptor --
Soyuz 7K-R: a piloted reconnaissance space station --
Soyuz V1: the military research spacecraft Zvezda --
Adapting Soyuz for lunar missions --
Spacecraft design changes --
Crewing for circumlunar missions --
The Zond missions --
The end of the Soviet lunar programme --
The lunar orbit module (7K-LOK) --
A change of direction --
Mission Hardware and Support --
Hardware and systems --
Crew positions --
The spacecraft --
The Propulsion Module (PM) --
The Descent Module (DM) --
The Orbital Module (OM) --
Pyrotechnic devices --
Spacecraft sub-systems --
Rendezvous, docking and transfer --
Electrical power --
Thermal control --
Life support --
Habitability --
Propulsion and attitude control --
Primary (KTDU) and back-up engines --
Attitude control --
Vernier translation --
Re-entry attitude control --
Vehicle control --
Communications --
Display and controls --
Recovery --
Support infrastructure --
Flight planning --
Soyuz cosmonaut training. Winter training --
Desert training --
Mountain training --
Sea recovery --
Swamp training --
Parachute jumping --
Zero-gravity training --
Earth-observation --
The simulator --
Simulator ballistics --
Simulators for space station operations --
The neutral buoyancy laboratory --
The centrifuge --
Vacuum and pressure chambers --
Foreign language training --
Examinations --
Departing for Baikonur --
The Soyuz launch vehicle --
Raketa 7 ICBM 8K71 --
Power for the R-7 --
Basic design features of the 8K71 --
Adapting the R-7 for Soyuz --
11A55 and 11A56 early Soyuz launch vehicles --
11A511 standard launch vehicle --
11A511U launch vehicle --
11A511U2 launch vehicle --
Soyuz FG --
Soyuz-2 --
Soyuz facilities at Baikonur --
Site 1: launch complex (PU) 5 --
Site 2: the launcher processing area and the MIK facility --
Site 2B: the launcher processing area and the MIK 2A facility --
Site 31: launch complex (PU) 6, or 17P32-6 --
Site 32: R-7 residential housing --
Site 112: launch vehicle assembly building --
Site 254: spacecraft assembly building --
Soyuz manufacturing --
Ground testing --
Flight testing --
The range of Soyuz system mock-ups --
Soyuz at Baikonur --
Launch preparations --
Launch site test and verification sequence --
Launch phase --
Riding the 'package' --
The flight control centre --
Yevpatoria: the original Soyuz mission control --
Kaliningrad: mission control Moscow --
Recovery forces --
Docking Missions, 1966-70 --
The 'original Soyuz' --
Preparing for the first flights. Early Soyuz assignments for cosmonauts --
Cosmos 133: the first Soyuz in orbit --
A fire at Pad 31 --
The mission of Cosmos 140 --
The tragedy of Soyuz 1 --
Concerns for flight --
Launch preparations --
The mission of Soyuz 1 --
The accident investigation --
The Soyuz/Cosmos unmanned docking --
The Cosmos 186/188 mission --
The Cosmos 212/213 mission --
Soyuz 2 and Soyuz 3: success and frustration --
The Cosmos 238 unmanned shake-down mission --
Manned flights resume --
A docking and a transfer --
Amending the flight plans --
The first docking of two manned spacecraft --
Stepping out of Soyuz --
A dangerous re-entry --
The troika mission --
Kontakt crewing and missions --
Preparing the spacecraft --
Launch after launch --
Frustration with docking --
Three landings on three days --
Why Igla failed --
Science on Soyuz --
Supplementary objectives --
Science on Soyuz 6 --
Vulkan welding experiments in space --
Soyuz 9: a space marathon --
Falcons in flight --
Orbital evaluation --
The Soyuz Ferry, 1971-81 --
A ferry for Salyut --
Salyut ferry operations, 1971 --
Salyut 1 crewing --
Soyuz 10: the first ferry mission --
Soyuz 11: triumph and tragedy --
Soyuz, Salyuts and space suits, 1971-73 --
The new Salyut training group --
Lost Salyuts --
Crews for the Almaz (military) orbital station --
Orbital operations, 1973 --
A two-day test flight --
The Sokol (Falcon) pressure suit --
Salyut 3 ferry missions, 1974 --
Salyut 3 crewing --
The Soyuz 15 docking failure --
Salyut 4 ferry missions, 1975 --
Salyut 4 crewing. New steps toward permanent occupation --
The 'April 5 anomaly' --
A replacement mission --
Salyut 5 ferry missions, 1976-77 --
Salyut 5 crewing --
An acrid odour --
Fluctuations in the flight plan --
A Soyuz splash-down --
The recovery of a Soyuz refrigerator --
The last military Soyuz crew --
The solo Soyuz missions, 1973-76 --
The early scientific missions --
Soyuz 13 crewing --
The Soyuz 13 mission --
The Soyuz-Apollo Experimental Flight (EPAS), 1969-75 --
Early proposals --
The flight --
EPAS crewing --
Cosmos 638 and Cosmos 672 --
Soyuz 16: dress rehearsal for the EPAS --
Soyuz 19, and a handshake in space --
Future cooperation --
Soyuz 22: the last solo Soyuz --
Soyuz 22 crewing --
The Soyuz 22 mission --
A solo Soyuz series? --
Soyuz ferry missions to Salyut 6 --
Salyut 6 crewing --
Visiting missions to Salyut 6 --
The Soyuz 25 docking failure --
Success upon success --
Setting the standards --
New beginnings --
Six months in orbit --
A failure in the engine --
The end of an era --
Progress, 1978- --
The development of Progress --
Military cargo ships --
Automated docking tests --
Progress precursor test flights --
The role of Progress --
Progress variants --
Progress hardware --
The Cargo Module (CM) --
Loading and unloading Progress --
The docking system --
The Refuelling Module (RM) --
The Propulsion Module (Service Module) --
Progress M upgrades --
Raduga return capsules --
Progress M1 upgrades --
The disposal of Progress --
Progress flight operations --
Progress missions to Salyut 6 --
Varied cargoes. The KRT-10 antenna experiment --
Progress missions to Salyut 7 --
Salyut springs a leak --
Progress missions to Mir --
First-generation Progress --
Buran ejection seat tests --
Progress M takes over --
Schedules and setbacks --
Additional hardware, experiments and research objectives --
Small satellites --
The Raduga missions --
Rendezvous and docking operations and incidents --
The Progress M-34 collision --
The de-orbiting of Mir --
Progress M1 operations --
Progress M1 at the International Space Station --
Application of Progress hardware --
Gamma --
Aelita --
An Earth observation satellite --
Plans for Soviet Star Wars --
The ISS docking compartment --
Docking Compartment 1 --
Pirs-based EVAs from the ISS, 2001-02 --
Progress cargo mass --
Soyuz T, 1979-86 --
The role of Soyuz T --
The origins of Soyuz T --
Testing the technology, 1974-80 --
Soyuz T: the inaugural mission --
Soyuz T upgrades --
The Orbital Module --
The Descent Module --
The Propulsion Module --
The Soyuz T training group, 1973-81 --
Salyut 6 operations --
The Soyuz T training group, 1981-86 --
Salyut 7 operations --
Soyuz T flight operations, 1980-81 --
Soyuz T-2: the first manned mission --
Soyuz T-3: the three-man maintenance mission --
Soyuz T-4: the long-duration test --
Soyuz T flight operations, 1982 --
Soyuz T-5: the first operational mission --
Soyuz T-6: a manual override --
Soyuz T-7: delivering a fresh spacecraft --
Landing in a snowstorm --
Soyuz T flight operations, 1983 --
Soyuz T-8: a cancelled docking. Soyuz T-9: the failure of the solar array --
Soyuz T-10-1: a very short long-duration flight --
Issues arising from the abort of Soyuz T-10-1 --
Soyuz T flight operations, 1984 --
Soyuz T-10: repairs and records --
Visitors come and go, and Soyuz T-10 lands --
Soyuz T flight operations, 1985-86 --
Soyuz T-13: a rescue mission --
Soyuz T-14: the first partial crew exchange --
Soyuz T-15: the end of an era, the beginning of another --
Soyuz TM, 1986-2002 --
The origins of Soyuz TM --
Soyuz TM modifications --
Rendezvous and docking system --
The Orbital Module --
The landing system --
The propulsion system --
The onboard sub-system --
Crew provisions --
The first occupation of Mir: Soyuz TM-1 --
TM-7 --
Soyuz TM crewing --
The maiden flight of Soyuz TM --
Permanent occupation begins --
A year in space --
'A combination of circumstances' --
Mir temporarily vacated --
The end of the Soviet Union: Soyuz TM-8 --
TM-13 --
Soyuz TM crewing, 1989-91 --
A new era dawns --
The reoccupation of Mir --
'Like petals of a flower' --
The EVA to repair the Soyuz TM --
Bringing home Soyuz TM-9 --
International visitors --
Russia in space --
Soyuz TM crewing, 1990-94 --
Russian international missions --
A new port of call --
Soyuz TM-17 strikes Mir --
Shortage of hardware --
Soyuz TM crewing, 1994-2000 --
The beginning of Phase 1 at Mir --
America's first cosmonaut --
A short stay and a longer stay --
Phase 1B operations --
'An afternoon spin in a spaceship' --
A fire and a collision --
The last Americans on Mir --
The last occupants?. MirCorp, and the final TM mission to Mir --
Soyuz TM at the ISS: Soyuz TM-31 --
TM-34 --
A lifeboat for the ISS --
Soyuz TM/ISS crewing --
'Off we go!' --
Taxis and tourists --
Andromede: a French taxi mission --
The first South African, and the last Soyuz TM --
The return of the last TM --
Soyuz TMA, 2002 --
Soyuz TM and Mir 2 --
Further upgrades to Soyuz TM? --
Zarya: an enlarged Soyuz --
Soyuz TM and Freedom --
Inclinations and durations --
The Soyuz TM/ACRV feasibility team --
Soyuz escape trajectory analysis --
Crew accommodation --
Medical and emergency evacuation --
Training for pilots and passengers --
A Soyuz TM lifeboat for Freedom --
Soyuz astronauts: certification issues --
Shuttle/Mir, Phase 1A --
Shuttle/Mir, Phase 1B --
The initiation of the TMA series --
Soyuz TMA design modifications --
Soyuz TMA modifications --
Soyuz TMA-1 crewing --
The maiden flight of Soyuz TMA --
The crewing of TMA missions in 2003 --
Future options --
Soyuz TMM improvements --
Soyuz TMS: an intermediate answer --
Supply and demand.
Series Title: Springer-Praxis books in astronomy and space sciences.
Responsibility: Rex D. Hall and David J. Shayler.
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