Liquid-propellant rocket engine RD-170. Designed by V. Glushko in 1976. RD-170 – the most powerful liquid-propellant engine. Its operating time – about two minutes. During this time it consumes 2393 kg of oxidizer and fuel per second: a 60-ton railway tanker passes through its turbopump in just 25 seconds.More
EPOS. A Soviet analogue of experimental piloted orbit aircraft from 1976 (product 105-11) by Mikoyan DB. Chief designer – G. Lozino-Lozinsky.
Was tested to exercise approach system, access stability and control capability of the aircraft – dropped from the altitude of 5500 m from the carrier Tu-95. Crew -1, take-off weight – 4400 kg, length …More
Buran (Russian: Буран ОК-1К1, “Snowstorm” or “Blizzard”; GRAU classification: “11F35 K1”) was the first spaceplane to be produced as part of the Soviet/Russian Buran programme. Besides describing the first operational Soviet/Russian shuttle orbiter, “Buran” was also the designation for the whole Soviet/Russian spaceplane project and its orbiters, which were known as “Buran-class spaceplanes”.
OK-1K1 completed one …More
La Haie-Fouassière (fr. La Haye-Fouassière) is a commune in the Loire-Atlantique department in western France, 20 minutes by car from Nantes.
GPS coordinates: 47°09′23″N 1°23′53″WMore
Pic du Midi (fr. Observatoire du Pic du Midi) was classified in 2003 as a national natural site due to its landscape’s beauty. Pic du Midi received the international star reserve status, the first in France on December 19th, 2013. Researchers and astronomers have been observing, deciphering, and photographing the sky and planets to the …More
Liquid-propellant rocket engine RD-107A (actual sample). Designed by V.Glushko in 1954. RD 107 engines put the first artificial Earth satellite into orbit, delivered the first human living into space and powered the first manned space flight.More
OKB 1. The first manned spacecraft from 1958. Designed by S. Korolev.
The habitable space is only 1.6 cub. m.More
Berkut space suit. Alexey Leonov became the first person who did the spacewalk in this suit in the outer space (12 minutes). Made in NPP Zvezda (1964)More
A mobile remote controlled scientific laboratory of the LUNOKHOD (Moonwalker) series: the first roving remote-controlled robot to land on another world.
Designed by OKB Lavochkin machine building plant in 1973. Lunokhod was a series of Soviet robotic lunar rovers designed to land on the Moon between 1969 and 1977.More
RSK Energia rocket carriers. RSC Energia has been conducting activities in rocket-space industry since 1946 when the team of specialists developing long-range ballistic missiles was organized under the leadership of S.P. Korolev, the Chief Designer of rocket-space system and the founder of practical cosmonautics.More