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Almaz-1V Credit: Khrunichev. File Name: almaz1v.jpg. Image width: 659 pixels. Image height: 382 pixels. Image size: 39,962 bytes.
Almaz model Model of Almaz station as flown at the Chelomei Bureau. Note the extended forward main body which contained the Nudelmann space gun.
Location: Bauman MSTU Museum. Credit: Andy Salmon. File Name: almazas.jpg. Image width: 334 pixels. Image height: 376 pixels. Image size: 21,905 bytes.
Almaz cutaway The Almaz military station was first successfully launched into space as Salyut 3 in June 1974. The one meter diameter 'Agat' telescope could photograph airfields and missile complexes. There were also infrared and topographical cameras. The Nudelman cannon at the nose provided an active defense system in the event of an attack by an Apollo spacecraft. The Soviet military, based on the results of the Salyut 3 and 5 Almaz flights, lost interest in manned military space stations. Credit: Videokosmos. File Name: almazcut.jpg. Image width: 470 pixels. Image height: 260 pixels. Image size: 28,944 bytes.
Almaz forward view Forward view of Almaz space station - original configuration, Note crew couches in cutaway view of VA reentry capsule interior. The Almaz was actually flown without the VA. Also note the orientation engines just below the VA attachment collar.
Credit: © Dietrich Haeseler. File Name: almazdh1.jpg. Image width: 541 pixels. Image height: 328 pixels. Image size: 27,117 bytes.
Almaz Forward view of Almaz space station - original configuration. From left to right note stowed solar panels, sunshade for Agat reconnaisance camera extending below first station compartment, VA reentry capsule and its launch escape rocket.
Credit: © Dietrich Haeseler. File Name: almazdh2.jpg. Image width: 558 pixels. Image height: 168 pixels. Image size: 21,728 bytes.
Almaz interior Closeup view of interior of Almaz space station. Note large white film cassettes of reconnaisance camera, and cosmonaut at control station for Agat camera system.
Credit: © Dietrich Haeseler. File Name: almazdh3.jpg. Image width: 594 pixels. Image height: 334 pixels. Image size: 33,064 bytes.
Rear view of Almaz Rear view of Almaz model. Note two maneuvering engines flanking docking collar, stowed solar panels, and guides for aft interstage separation
Credit: © Dietrich Haeseler. File Name: almazdh4.jpg. Image width: 391 pixels. Image height: 486 pixels. Image size: 34,657 bytes.
Almaz Obsolete drawing showing suspected appearance of Almaz space station, ca. 1992.
Credit: © Mark Wade. File Name: almazdwg.gif. Image width: 233 pixels. Image height: 294 pixels. Image size: 2,649 bytes.
Almaz with Gun Credit: Dave Anderman. File Name: almazgun.jpg. Image width: 478 pixels. Image height: 299 pixels. Image size: 34,517 bytes.
Almaz Original Almaz - Early configuration with VA return capsule
Credit: © Reginaldo Miranda Jr. File Name: almazjor.jpg. Image width: 640 pixels. Image height: 362 pixels. Image size: 32,915 bytes.
Almaz Almaz - configuration as flown
Credit: © Reginaldo Miranda Jr. File Name: almazjz2.jpg. Image width: 553 pixels. Image height: 324 pixels. Image size: 30,053 bytes.
Almaz - Soyuz Almaz with Soyuz ferry craft
Credit: © Reginaldo Miranda Jr. File Name: almazso2.jpg. Image width: 593 pixels. Image height: 356 pixels. Image size: 38,586 bytes.
Almaz T1 / K Almaz T1 or K radarsat version of Almaz.
Credit: Khrunichev. File Name: almazt1.jpg. Image width: 353 pixels. Image height: 193 pixels. Image size: 16,046 bytes.
Almaz forward hatch Forward view of the Almaz. In the original design, the forward tunnel would have led to the aft hatch of the VA crew return capsule. The station was flown without this capsule, a Soyuz being used to shuttle them to the station and back to earth.
Location: MAI. Credit: © Mark Wade. File Name: almfexta.jpg. Image width: 394 pixels. Image height: 577 pixels. Image size: 64,053 bytes.
Almaz right exterior Aft view of the Almaz, showing the propellant tanks and the '11F668' article number on its side.
Location: MAI. Credit: © Mark Wade. File Name: almrext.jpg. Image width: 361 pixels. Image height: 343 pixels. Image size: 41,067 bytes.
Almaz right exterior Aft view of the Almaz, showing the airlock, ringed by propellant tanks. The EVA hatch juts out below the main docking hatch.
Location: MAI. Credit: © Mark Wade. File Name: almrexta.jpg. Image width: 543 pixels. Image height: 393 pixels. Image size: 75,161 bytes.
Almaz airlock Side view of Almaz showing spherical air lock, with EVA tunnel jutting out at an angle. The film return capsule airlock was mounted between the EVA tunnel and the main docking hatch.
Location: MAI. Credit: © Mark Wade. File Name: almrextb.jpg. Image width: 398 pixels. Image height: 570 pixels. Image size: 81,841 bytes.
Almaz EVA panel The Almaz space stationís instrument panel for controlling and observing extra-vehicular activity. A television monitor provides views of the exterior of the station. This was mounted on the opposite wall across from the main control station.
Location: MAI. Credit: © Mark Wade. File Name: alpanel1.jpg. Image width: 574 pixels. Image height: 247 pixels. Image size: 30,674 bytes.
Almaz camera station The crew station for the Agat reconnaissance camera on the Almaz military space station. After two successful flights (Salyuts 3 & 5) the it was found that the extra cost of a manned spacecraft outweighed any advantages and the program was cancelled. The operator could manually operate the camera system. Film could be developed and examined aboard the station. Small reentry capsules, mounted around the aft docking collar, allowed film to be returned during the mission. Location: MAI. Credit: © Mark Wade. File Name: alpanel2.jpg. Image width: 575 pixels. Image height: 399 pixels. Image size: 70,851 bytes.
Almaz main console The main console for operating the Almaz space station, placed to the left of the camera operation console. The familiar instruments found in Soyuz and the civilian Salyut space stations are all present - clockwise from upper left: The combined video / radar display for rendezvous and docking; the clock; the earth globe instrument for displaying position over the earth; the controls for calling up automatic spacecraft command sequences. Location: MAI. Credit: © Mark Wade. File Name: alpanel3.jpg. Image width: 570 pixels. Image height: 395 pixels. Image size: 78,440 bytes.
Almaz forward panel Another Almaz control station, located in the station forward of the camera. Purpose unknown.
Location: MAI. Credit: © Mark Wade. File Name: alpanel4.jpg. Image width: 570 pixels. Image height: 398 pixels. Image size: 54,875 bytes.
Almaz main console Closeup of the main console for operating the station, with the familiar Soyuz-type globe, clock, and external television/radar scope instruments.
Location: MAI. Credit: © Mark Wade. File Name: alpanel5.jpg. Image width: 574 pixels. Image height: 402 pixels. Image size: 76,642 bytes.
Almaz comm panel Communications console of the Almaz, including keyboard. This was mounted to the left of the main space station control console, and encrypted teletype communications with the earth.
Location: MAI. Credit: © Mark Wade. File Name: alpanel6.jpg. Image width: 577 pixels. Image height: 337 pixels. Image size: 68,073 bytes.
Alpex Spaceplane Credit: Akira Sahara. File Name: alpex23.jpg. Image width: 350 pixels. Image height: 222 pixels. Image size: 9,221 bytes.
Alpha Credit: NASA via Marcus Lindroos. File Name: alpha.gif. Image width: 432 pixels. Image height: 359 pixels. Image size: 6,474 bytes.
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