Legcutter

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  1. @Mechtech Pig-dogs? Such a funny way of thinking about how russians called americans back in the day, but it's OK) Christmas-tree-shaped station is great, see U on Duna orbit, comяade!
  2. Like an over-illuminated thing on a black background from a nearly 90 degrees angle, nothing more. Shadows are still visible though, so it can hardly be a 2D model
  3. In some sorts - yes, but not THAT lacking О_о It's more like the exact source quality, not the original photos, wich definetily were made to actually see something)
  4. This one. My dog likes №3, but he's colorblind.
  5. The FGB itself acts as a little space station - with 5.2 tons of cargo, 3.8 tons of fuel, big solar panels and thrusters it was capable of providing the Salyut station crew with some useful stuff, power, throttle, working space and a giant disposable trash bin after all. And since such amounts of payload and fuel cannot be fully used in a week or two, TKS can stay on orbit up to 90 days (probably up to 180 days later as it was for Soyuz) docked to station without VA, acting as a one-Soyuz-and-two-Progress-in-one-single-launch-ship - performing crew rotation and extencive long-therm supply. Next crew rotation can be held by good ol' Soyuz at the second docking port. And there were no depressurisation, since a lot of Salyut internal systems are presumed to operate at an "indoor temperature" - I refer to Salyut-7 saving operation by Soyuz-13.
  6. Or it could be measured as height with a docking probe.
  7. Since I'm convinced that refferring to russian (or any) Wikipedia is not a gentelman's way, here: Progress and Progress-M
  8. But... I've got two (p.s. more like four aldeady) sources telling that the early Progress was like 7,48 meters tall. It's probably the early Soyuz was that tall due to that big docking port.
  9. Just what do you think they will use as a background music...
  10. Now that's the info it's gonna be hard to find. ... I couldn't get my hands on any photos of Soyuz-T from rear, but I suppose you are right - apparently it had a new all-directional antenna installed, the one used later with Kurs system. One thing I'm shure with though - Soyuz-TM definitely don't have any)
  11. Igla docking system was in use until Soyuz-TM-2 flight to young Mir station in 1986. Even Kvant-1 had some
  12. Any plans on miscellaneous parts like infrared vertical and solar sensors, external gyrodynes, periscopes and antennas like Igla and base block folding dish? Some small personal touches that make these empty cans home. And some great photos of Mir complex as of year 1990 config from Space Museum of Toulouse, which I've had suddenly ran across during my daily googling