From Almaz to Salyut
Special Design Bureau 1, OKB-1, is situated some 25 km northeast of the centre of Moscow in Podlipok, Kaliningrad (renamed Korolev in 1997), and it played a key role in the Soviet manned space programme: it designed the first satellites, the first lunar and interplanetary probes, and the Vostok spacecraft that carried the first man into orbit. In the years that followed those early achievements, it defined the major strands of the manned space programme.
KeywordsSolar Panel Space Programme Design Bureau Propulsion Module Chief Designer
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