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Strizh Suit
Strizh Suit - Strizh suit for Buran

Credit: Zvezda. 21,913 bytes. 256 x 393 pixels.

Class: Manned. Type: Space Suits. Nation: USSR. Manufacturer: Zvezda.

The Strizh full-pressure suit was developed for the Buran programme. It was qualified to protect the cosmonaut in ejections from the spaceplane at altitudes up to 30 km and speeds of up to Mach 3. The suit and the K-36RB (or K-36M-11F35) ejection seat were tested during ascent of a Soyuz booster in a series of five Progress launches (Progress 38 through 42) in 1988-1990.


K-36DM Ejection SeatK-36DM Ejection Seat - Buran ejection seat

Credit: Zvezda. 10,883 bytes. 290 x 211 pixels.

Strizh SuitStrizh Suit - Strizh suit for Buran

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