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Spiral 50-50
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Family: Winged. Country: USSR. Status: Developed 1965-1975. Other Designations: EPOS.

Mikoyan GKAT OKB-155 began work in 1960 on the Spiral combination aerospace system. In 1965 the advanced project was approved, laying out an ambitious work plan leading to operation of a regular earth-orbit-earth reusable transportation system by the mid-1970's. Go-ahead to actually proceed with development of the manned orbital vehicle was given on 26 June 1966 and Lozino-Lozinsky was selected as project manager.

The Spiral system consisted of three main components:


1965 Jan 1 -
- 1965 July -
1965 Sep 2 -
1966 Jun 26 -
- 1967 December -
1976 Oct 11 -
1977 Nov 27 -
- 1978 September -

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