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SPK MMU
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SPK Manned Manoeuvring Unit
Credit: Andy Salmon
Russian space mobility device, tested 1990. The Soviet Union developed a manned maneuvering unit and flew it from Mir in 1990.

AKA: 21KS. Status: tested 1990. Gross mass: 218 kg (480 lb).

The UMK weighed 218 kg. In case of a malfunction, it remained connected by a tether attached to a winch on an EVA mast installed near the Kvant-2 exit hatch of Mir. The UMK was used on only two EVA's, at distances of up to 45 m from the station. Unlike the shuttle MMU, it was only flown tethered to the station. Like the shuttle MMU, it was retired after a few tests.



Family: Space Suits. Country: Russia. Agency: Zvezda Design Bureau.
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SPK MMUSPK MMU
Credit: Goodrich


SPK MMUSPK MMU
Credit: Zvezda


SPK MMUSPK MMU
Credit: Zvezda


Soyuz TM-8Soyuz TM-8
Test of SPK Manned Manoeuvring Unit
Credit: RKK Energia


FEU-170FEU-170
Credit: Manufacturer Image



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