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LEK LK moon lander
LEK LK moon lander - LEK LK moon lander Energia-launched

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Other Designations: Lunniy korabl. Manufacturer's Designation: Energia-launched version. Class: Manned. Type: Lunar Lander. Nation: Russia. Manufacturer: Korolev.

LK= Lunniy korabl', lunar spacecraft. Lunar lander for Energia-based lunar expedition. The LOK and LK lander would be inserted into lunar orbit by separate Energia launches. After rendezvous and docking in lunar orbit, three of the five crew aboard the LOK would transfer to the LK and descend to the lunar surface. After 5 to 10 days (5 days standard, 10 with additional consumables) on the surface, the ascent stage of the LK would return to lunar orbit, and the crew would transfer back to the LOK. Prior to landing an unmanned Lunokhod would scout the region, allowing selection of a suitable landing site, and serve as a landing beacon for the precision LK landing.


Specification

Craft.Crew Size: 3. Design Life: 10 days. Orbital Storage: 30.00 days. Total Length: 9.8 m. Maximum Diameter: 4.6 m. Total Mass: 29,000 kg. Electrical System: Solar panels.



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