Space Rocket History #440 – Salyut 3 – Soyuz 14 & Soyuz 15 Part 2
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by Mike Annis, Michael Annis
1w ago
Initially, the rendezvous with Salyut 3 proceeded smoothly. However, as the Soyuz spacecraft approached the station, a critical problem arose. The Igla rendezvous system, designed to guide the spacecraft to the station, malfunctioned. The post Space Rocket History #440 – Salyut 3 – Soyuz 14 & Soyuz 15 Part 2 first appeared on Space Rocket History Podcast ..read more
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Space Rocket History #439 – Salyut 3 – Soyuz 14 Part 1
Space Rocket History Podcast
by Mike Annis, Michael Annis
3w ago
Salyut 3 featured a “self-defense” gun purportedly designed by Alexander Nudelman for station use. Some reports suggest it was outfitted with a Nudelman-Rikhter “Vulkan” gun, a modified version of the 23mm Nudelman aircraft cannon, or conceivably a Nudelman NR-30 30mm … The post Space Rocket History #439 – Salyut 3 – Soyuz 14 Part 1 first appeared on Space Rocket History Podcast ..read more
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Space Rocket History #438 – Explorer 50, Westar 1, & NOAA 4
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by Mike Annis, Michael Annis
1M ago
NASA’s Explorer 50, also known as Interplanetary Monitoring Platform-8 or IMP-8, stands as a testament to humanity’s relentless pursuit of knowledge and exploration beyond the confines of Earth.   The post Space Rocket History #438 – Explorer 50, Westar 1, & NOAA 4 first appeared on Space Rocket History Podcast ..read more
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Space Rocket History #437 – Mariner 10 – Venus & Mercury
Space Rocket History Podcast
by Mike Annis, Michael Annis
1M ago
Scientists had long been intrigued by Mercury, the innermost planet of our solar system. Despite its proximity to the Sun, Mercury remained largely unexplored, with many questions remaining about its surface features, geological composition, and magnetic field. The scientific community … The post Space Rocket History #437 – Mariner 10 – Venus & Mercury first appeared on Space Rocket History Podcast ..read more
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Space Rocket History #436 – Pioneer 11
Space Rocket History Podcast
by Mike Annis, Michael Annis
2M ago
Pioneer 11 detected Saturn’s bow shock on Aug. 31, 1979, about 932,000 miles (1.5 million kilometers) out from the planet, thus providing the first conclusive evidence of the existence of Saturn’s magnetic field. The post Space Rocket History #436 – Pioneer 11 first appeared on Space Rocket History Podcast ..read more
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Space Rocket History #435 – Soyuz 12 & 13
Space Rocket History Podcast
by Mike Annis, Michael Annis
3M ago
This second generation of the Soyuz spacecraft, the Soyuz 7k-T was flown on Soyuz 12 through Soyuz 40 missions from 1973–1981. The new 7K-T spacecraft was designed to accommodate only two cosmonauts who would wear pressure suits at all times … The post Space Rocket History #435 – Soyuz 12 & 13 first appeared on Space Rocket History Podcast ..read more
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Space Rocket History #433 – Skylab – Crashdown
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by Mike Annis, Michael Annis
4M ago
Despite predictions, events seldom occur precisely as expected. The calculated breakup altitude of Skylab was based on its intended structural strength specifications. However, the actual vehicle was stronger than the specified strength requirements. The post Space Rocket History #433 – Skylab – Crashdown first appeared on Space Rocket History Podcast ..read more
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Space Rocket History #432 – Skylab – Reboost
Space Rocket History Podcast
by Mike Annis, Michael Annis
4M ago
The official decision to proceed with the Skylab reboost mission was made on September 1st 1977, initiating a two-year preparation period for the development and production of the required hardware and systems. The post Space Rocket History #432 – Skylab – Reboost first appeared on Space Rocket History Podcast ..read more
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Space Rocket History #431 – Skylab – Skylab 5 & Skylab B
Space Rocket History Podcast
by Mike Annis, Michael Annis
5M ago
Early in the planning stages of the Skylab flight, there was a desire to keep it in orbit long enough to use it as the core of a larger station. The post Space Rocket History #431 – Skylab – Skylab 5 & Skylab B first appeared on Space Rocket History Podcast ..read more
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Space Rocket History #430 – Skylab – Skylab 4 – Leaving Skylab
Space Rocket History Podcast
by Mike Annis, Michael Annis
5M ago
Activating the station upon arrival was a challenge, but packing up to return home was also a major event that took several days. For Carr and his crew, this was the last planned visit, but they left open the possibility … The post Space Rocket History #430 – Skylab – Skylab 4 – Leaving Skylab first appeared on Space Rocket History Podcast ..read more
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