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LZhM lunar habitat
LZhM lunar habitat - LZhM Laboratory-Residence Module

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Other Designations: Laboratorno-zhiloy modul'. Manufacturer's Designation: Vulkan-launched version. Class: Manned. Type: Lunar Base. Nation: Russia. Manufacturer: Korolev.

LZhM = Laboratorno-zhiloy modul' = Laboratory-living module. Three story lunar surface residence and laboratory for Vulkan-launched Lunar Expedition. Atop the landing stage was a four-lobed first story. Clockwise from the landing leg with the ladder to the surface, this consisted of cylindrical chambers containing: the airlock; crew washroom and kitchen; sample storage area; and control room. At the junction of the four cyclinders was the crew dining and meeting table. Atop this was a two storied cylinder. On the lower story was the laboratory; atop this was the crew quarters. Total floor space devoted to work activities was 25 square meters, with 35 square meters devoted to crew quarters. The LLM would have been braked close to the lunar surface with the Block R stage, the descent stage itself only performing final descent and landing maneuvers. The crew would land in an LEK near the LLM and take up residence in it for up to a year.


Craft.Crew Size: 3. Total Length: 9.7 m. Maximum Diameter: 11.3 m. Total Habitable Volume: 160.00 m3. Total Mass: 21,500 kg. Total Payload: 6,300 kg. Electric system: 8.00 total average kW. Electrical System: Solar thermal.

Vulkan LEKVulkan LEK - Vulkan launched Lunar Expeditionary Complex compared with N1-L3

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