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- Mar 1, 2013
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What would Russia's heavy lift needs have been like from the 1990s onwards if Russia in the post-Soviet period had chosen not to cancel the Buran space shuttle program and instead let NPO Energia finish the Buran shuttles Ptichka/Burya (1.02) and 2.01, while saving money for the Buran program by canceling production of the Proton rocket (which would have mollified critics of the Proton rocket for spewing toxic propellants)? Would the Buran space shuttle have been capable of hauling Russian-made components of the ISS like the Zarya and Zvezda?