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Class: Technology. Type: Ion engine. Nation: USSR.
Derivative of the nuclear-powered US-A used for ion engine tests.
31 December 1974
Plasma-A satellite authorised.
Ministry of General Machine Building (MOM) Decree 314 'On development of the Topaz-1 thermionic nuclear reactor for Plasma-A spacecraft' was issued.
10 December 1976
Plasma-A construction authorised.
Military-Industrial Commission (VPK) Decree 342 'On development of the Topaz-1 thermionic nuclear reactor for Plasma-A spacecraft' was issued.
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