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OS-1 Space Station
OS-1 Space Station

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Class: Manned. Type: Space Station. Nation: Russia. Manufacturer: Korolev.

Work on the OS-1 began on 25 September 1962. Following a meeting between Khrushchev and chief designers at Pitsunda, Khrushchev ordered the start of a project to put a 75 tonne manned platform with nuclear weapons into low earth orbit (dubbed elsewhere as 'Battlestar Khrushchev'. Korolev was authorized to proceed immediately to upgrade the three stage N vehicle to a maximum 75 tonne payload in order to launch the station. By 1965 the mockup of the huge station had been completed. This is the original OS-1 configuration according to Vick.


Specification

Craft.Crew Size: 6. Total Length: 25.0 m. Maximum Diameter: 6.0 m. Total Habitable Volume: 510.00 m3. Total Mass: 75,000 kg. Electrical System: 6 solar panels totalling 110 sq m.


OS-1 (1965) Chronology


25 September 1962 N1 launch vehicle upgraded to accomodate OS-1 75 tonne manned platform with nuclear weapons. Launch Vehicle: N1.

Work on the OS-1 began following a meeting between Khrushchev and chief designers at Pitsunda. Korolev was authorized to proceed immediately to upgrade the three stage N vehicle to a maximum 75 tonne payload in order to launch the station. By 1965 the mockup of the huge station had been completed.



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