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Soviet Union Manned Lunar Program...

Grey Havoc

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On a side note, the LK lander has a 'mirror cameo' in the Fallout games universe: http://fallout.wikia.com/wiki/Valiant_11
 

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Hi gery!
The manned lunar program N1-L3 was not the only one considered by the soviets during the cold war. About the N1-L3M look here http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,6361.msg52767/topicseen.html#msg52767
Please look at the post UR-700 too: http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,7288.45.html
And of course the Vulkan LEK: http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,6155.15.html

Here are some more pics of the N1 program.
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...and some more.
 

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the LOK - L1 complex was also a theme for space art drawing. (I forgot were I had found this renderings...)
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...a nice little video impression.
<iframe width="640" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/TCyEVD-lN3I?feature=player_detailpage" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
 

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arrrghhh... this is the right link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCyEVD-lN3I
 

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Hi gery!
I have one crazy idea: I like your artwork. So what about a little spaceart? Just rendering the LK? Maybe in 2015...? :D
Best wishes for the new year!
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Hi athpilot...ath for athens.. ??? ???

What a "serious program work"...but why not....i need many others pics of LK6... ;)

Best wishes for the new year!

Just a question....do you know why soviets don't continued this program????
 

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Hi gery, Happy new Year!

gery said:
Hi athpilot...ath for athens.. ??? ???

What a "serious program work"...but why not....i need many others pics of LK6... ;)

Best wishes for the new year!

Just a question....do you know why soviets don't continued this program????

The short version of the short story is: The soviet lost the space race and there was no need to continue the program. Many sources say that the real goal of soviet manned spaceprogram was always Mars. The N1 moonrocket did not work (among others because of the rocket engine and so on), the program was not fully structured, the hardware (e.g. LOK moonship, the later Soyuz) had many timetaking problems and so on and so on. A very good and detailed analysis can be read in Asif Siddiqi: "Challenge to Apollo. The Soviet Union and the space race, 1945-1974" (NASA-SP-2000-4408).

Greetings!
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...and here are some impressions of the early conceptions by Korolyev between 1962-65 (artwork by Igor Bezyaev).
 

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Addendum: Going through old harddrives I found an article by the german spaceauthor Gerhard Kowalski [www.gerhardkowalski.com]. In this article - published in "Sterne und Weltraum" [Stars and Space] in 2008 - he reveiled a real secret of the soviet space program of the cold war. According to spaceingeneer Wladimir Bugrow the real goal was always the mars! So one can say that there was no "real" soviet moon program, because it was done lukewarm, only in order to beat the americans. This is one of many reasons why the soviets never landed (manned) on moon. Its really interesting (unfortunately only in german):
http://bit.ly/1zP3Jzg
 

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athpilot said:
According to spaceingeneer Wladimir Bugrow the real goal was always the mars!

Yeah, and he's wrong about that.

They had a lunar program. They did NOT have a Mars program. They never built hardware and they did not have government approval for a Mars program. Some people in their program wanted to go to Mars, but that was never approved.

N-1 got canceled because it blew up four times.
 

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here Link to DALS science station to deploy by the Cosmonaut on the moon
http://www.russianspaceweb.com/dals.html

DALS (Russian acronym for Dolgo-funktsioniruyashaya Avtomaticheskaya Lunnaya Stantsiya)
Next to the electronic package, there external components included a seismometer, a magnetometer and several electromagnetic sensors and radioisotope power generator.

on artwork by Igor Bezyaev
That look like the Advance Soviet Lunar landing mission the first version of L3M (it was modified in 1972)
http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,6361.0.html

The closest the Soviet union was on Manned Mars Flights were during 1969 to 1974
The Soviet Academic of Science lobby heavily to abandon the Lunar mission in favor for manned Mars Mission (AELITA) in end of 1970s
But the End of N1 and birth of Energia/Buran shuttle bury the hope finally
 

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covert_shores said:
Poor quality photos of Soviet Moon Program space suit. The body is metal and integrated into the breathing rig on the back. c1969

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Michel Van said:
must be one of prototypes for the Krechet-94
were is this suit put on display ?

covert_shores said:
Milan, Italy.
 

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From FR 12/1957,


here is a Soviet Lunar.
 

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hesham said:
From FR 12/1957,


here is a Soviet Lunar.
It's a hypothetical drawing made by the author of the article that shows how the Soviet unmanned lunar probe might have looked like.
 

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