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Continuing on a nice streak of great space movie trailers coming from Russia, this time it's the turn of another epic chapter in Cosmonautics history: the Soyuz T-13 mission to save Salyut-7 from its near-inoperable state in 1985 (and, from the looks of it, also some other missions to it).



For context, a recent article highlighting the mission: https://arstechnica.com/science/2014/09/the-little-known-soviet-mission-to-rescue-a-dead-space-station/
« Last Edit: 05/29/2017 02:22 PM by eeergo »
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Re: Salyut-7: Russian film on the epic Soyuz T-13 mission
« Reply #1 on: 05/29/2017 02:54 PM »
Some screenshots:


1- Possibly the MMOD event that caused a 4-mm crater on one of the windows in 1983 (Soyuz T-9)
2- T-13 launch.
3- Fairing sep
4- Nice pan from Soyuz's interior to the outside while it deploys the solar arrays.
5- T-13 (or T-8?) facing Salyut-7 for docking under "non-cooperative target" conditions.
6- Water everywhere! (not sure which mission this belongs to?)
7- Explosive IV/EV event (same thing, not sure which mission suffered this, but it appears to involve 3 cosmonauts, 2 EVs and one IV... maybe Vasyutin's rumored hallucinations?)
8- Sunset-floating inside the station.
9- "Gravity"-like sliding outside the Station.
10- Zero-g fight, possibly involving T-14's Vasyutin and Volkov.
11- Hammering away during an EVA.
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Re: Salyut-7: Russian film on the epic Soyuz T-13 mission
« Reply #2 on: 06/07/2017 12:26 AM »

I remember the drama, it was clear to us ‘outside observers’ that something was seriously wrong on board but Moscow officials kept lying about the situation, even made the crew take off their warm clothing during live TV broadcasts to Earth to conceal the true conditions. After the magnificent rescue by the crew and Mission Control, nobody got any credit in public because that would have been a humiliating admission to the original lying. Those of us who wrote what we had figured out was happening, and expressed admiration for the courage and skills of the Russians who succeeded in saving the station, made many friends within the Soviet space program that we only met long afterwards, if ever [Feoktistov wanted to meet me personally to express gratitude but arranged visits in the 1990s kept failing to synchronize and he died before we ever got face-to-face]. It was years before the Russian press told the full story, it took the collapse of the Soviet regime.

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Re: Salyut-7: Russian film on the epic Soyuz T-13 mission
« Reply #3 on: 06/07/2017 12:29 AM »
Some screenshots:
.....2- T-13 launch.

That sure looks like a view of a launch from space. Or is it just SFX for the movie?

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Re: Salyut-7: Russian film on the epic Soyuz T-13 mission
« Reply #4 on: 06/07/2017 01:08 PM »
Some screenshots:
.....2- T-13 launch.

That sure looks like a view of a launch from space. Or is it just SFX for the movie?

Watching it in movement in the video, it sure looks like CGI, probably based on real textures from photographs. It looks low enough that the perspective could be from a plane though.
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Re: Salyut-7: Russian film on the epic Soyuz T-13 mission
« Reply #5 on: 06/09/2017 02:55 PM »
Are the Voskhod movie and this one related in any way ?

I hope the next movie will be about Soyuz 5 flaming return.
http://www.jamesoberg.com/062002flightjournalsoyuz5.html

There is also that Soyuz that sunk at the bottom of lake tengiz yet the crew was saved. And Soyuz 18A.

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Re: Salyut-7: Russian film on the epic Soyuz T-13 mission
« Reply #6 on: 10/05/2017 05:52 PM »
Some screenshots:
.....2- T-13 launch.

That sure looks like a view of a launch from space. Or is it just SFX for the movie?

Watching it in movement in the video, it sure looks like CGI, probably based on real textures from photographs. It looks low enough that the perspective could be from a plane though.
most likely the original recording of this launch, on which little work CGI (for example changed the head of the rocket):

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