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Manufacturer's Designation: SK-1. Class: Manned. Type: Space Suits. Nation: USSR. Manufacturer: Zvezda.

For the "Vostok" spacecraft, Zvezda developed the KP-V-3A pilot seat, which provided for an emergency escape in the ascent phase and normal ejection of the cosmonaut before landing (there was no soft landing system on Vostok). The SK-1 full-pressure space suit, equipped with an auxiliary life support system and survival features, provided for cosmonaut safety under all expected environmental conditions of flight and after landing.


Vostok Ejection SeatVostok Ejection Seat

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Vostok Sokol SuitVostok Sokol Suit

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