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Mavr Mars Spacecraft
Mavr Mars Spacecraft
A model of the Mars flyby spacecraft 'Mavr' at the Tsniimash museum. Mavr was a revision of the TMK in the mid-1960's to incorporate a flyby of Venus on the return leg of the voyage. This would reduce propulsion requirements and total time for the primary Mars flyby mission.

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Class: Manned. Type: Mars Flyby. Nation: USSR. Manufacturer: Korolev.


Mavr SpacecraftMavr Spacecraft - MAVR Mars-Venus flyby spacecraft. The original TMK was similar.

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A variation of the TMK-1 scenario by Maksimov's unit would still use a single N1 launch. However a flyby of Venus would be undertaken on the return voyage from Mars. This would reduce both flight time and the earth-return velocity. The project was given the code name "Mavr" ('Moor' or MArs - VeneRa).

TMK Mars flybyTMK Mars flyby - TMK Mars flyby spacecraft

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Specification

Craft.Crew Size: 3. Design Life: 680 days. Total Length: 25.0 m. Maximum Diameter: 6.0 m. Total Mass: 75,000 kg. Main Engine Propellants: Lox/Kerosene. Main Engine Isp: 350 sec. Electrical System: Solar panels, solar thermal.



MavrMavr - Mavr manned Mars / Venus flyby spacecraft - 1960

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MavrMavr - Mavr spacecraft model at TsNIIMASH. The TMK-1 was similar

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