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Salyut 7/TKS-2
Part of Salyut Family
Spacesuit Orlan
Spacesuit Orlan
Orlan space suit as used on Salyut 7 and Mir space stations.
Credit: Zvezda
Planned TKS manned mission to Salyut 7 station. Cancelled December 1981; TKS-2 flew unmanned to Salyut 7 as Cosmos 1443.

Launched: During 1982. Number crew: 3 .

Following the cancellation of the Almaz military station it was still planned that two of the TKS ferries would be flown manned to Salyut stations. In September/October 1979 three crews were formed for flights TKS-2 and TKS-3. On 20-28 November 1979 GKNII conduced state ground trials test of the TKS using two crews. Many problems were uncovered requiring rework. But in December 1981 Ustinov finally killed Chelomei's plans for manned TKS flights. The TKS training group was dissolved and TKS-2 flew unmanned to Salyut 7 as Cosmos 1443.



People: Artyukhin, Stepanov, Eduard, Glazkov, Makrushin, Yuyukov, Berezovoi. Spacecraft: TKS.

Late 1982 - .

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