Energia - Buran Space Transportation System

Diagram of the Buran control system. The heart of it was the computer system, which consisted of 8 Biser-4 multiprocessor computers (red color). In total the system had 32 processors. The image also shows in blue the quartz generator with its five redundancy channels.


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Some rare but interesting views of two optical systems of the Buran:

Visual Navigation Measurement System (NIVS)
This system would be used for approach and docking maneuvers in orbit (together with other means).

Stellar-Solar Instrument (ZSP)
A set of star trackers designed to determine Buran's position and orientation in orbit. These data would then be used to remove the error from the three so-called Gyro-Stabilized Platforms (GSPs).


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Interesting panoramic views of Buran #1, during the preparations in Baikonur for its first (and last) launch in November 1988.To highlight in the views, the 37KB module for the collection in this mission of the very valuable flight data.


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In 1977, a decision was made to develop radio altimeters to measure flight altitude during the descent and landing modes of the reusable Buran shuttle. Developed by UPKB Detal, the Low-Altitude Radio Altimeter A-039 «Polosa» was intended for automatic landing, and the High-Altitude Radio Altimeter A-067 «Virazh» was intended directly for measuring flight altitude in the descent and landing modes of the Buran in the altitude range from 0.5 to 25 km. The famous only flight of the Buran in November 1988 took place largely thanks to the radio altimeters developed at UPKB Detal, with the help of which the soft landing of the Buran was carried out in automatic mode.


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Deciphering the Buran

Some elements of the Buran, seen in these photos:

1 - Accelerometers
2 - RVV (Vertical Radio Altimeter) / PMV (Infrared Horizon Sensors)
3 - Window
4 - GSPs (Gyro-Stabilized Platforms)
5 - NIVS (Visual Navigation Measurement System)
6 - ZSP (Stellar-Solar Instrument)
7 - ZSP's protective cover
8 - Electronics boxes
9 - Hatch



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It is a fvcking crime that these incredible machines were simply left to molder away at baikonur mtya1e9o.jpg
I think we all know where this belongs,and it certainly isnt rotting away covered in dust in an old assembly building

You tell them captain:mad:
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