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Energia-launched LOK
Energia-launched LOK - LOK Lunar Orbiter (Energia-launched)

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

LOK = Lunniy orbital'niy korabl' = lunar orbiting spacecraft. Lunar orbiter 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 on the surface, the ascent stage of the LK would return to lunar orbit, and the crew would transfer back to the LOK. The LOK would remain in lunar orbit for a full lunar day (29 days) until returning to earth.


Specification

Craft.Crew Size: 5. Design Life: 30 days. Orbital Storage: 30.00 days. Total Length: 9.6 m. Maximum Diameter: 5.4 m. Total Mass: 30,000 kg.



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