Science and conflicts

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The first few days on Salyut were reserved for reconfiguring the station’s systems, checking the equipment, starting the scientific in vestigations, and allowing the crew time to adapt to their new environment. Salyut was considerably more complex than any previous manned spacecraft, with more than 1,300 individual instruments and in excess of 1,200 kg of scientific apparatus.


Solar Panel Orbital Module Communication Zone Descent Module Soyuz Mission 
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Specific references

  1. 1.
    Vasilyev, M.P., Salyut on Orbit. Mashinostroenie, Moscow, 1973, pp. 21–81 (in Russian).Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Kamanin, N.P., Hidden Space, Book 4. Novosti kosmonavtiki, 2001, pp. 317–320 (in Russian).Google Scholar

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