[FPSPACE] military Salyuts..
joberg at houston.rr.com
Tue Nov 14 13:29:31 EST 2006
Nor are there any apparent orbital catalog blips that would
suggest that more pieces were suddenly being tracked.
The 'target' could have been ejected by the spacecraft,
but again, I am far from being convinced that this claim
----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Jones" <clj at panix.com>
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Sent: Tuesday, November 14, 2006 12:07 PM
Subject: Re: [FPSPACE] military Salyuts..
> On 11/14/06, pjp <pjp961 at svol.net> wrote:
>> JimO has sent me an e-mail telling me that it may have been Salyut 3 that
>> had the Nudelmann gun on it, rather than Salyut 5.
>> Salyut 3 was launched on June 25, 1974.
> The following text appears in dozens if not hundreds of web articles about
> Salyut 3:
> On January 24, 1975 trials of the on-board 23mm Nudelmann aircraft cannon
> (other sources say it was a Nudelmann NR-30 30mm gun) were conducted with
> positive results at ranges from 3000 m to 500 m. Cosmonauts have
> that a target satellite was destroyed in the test. The next day, the
> station was
> ordered to deorbit.
> I can't find a reference to the identity of the target satellite.
> Interestingly, the station
> was without a crew at the time, meaning that the firing was either
> automatic or
> remotely controlled.
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