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Online Phillip Clark

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Re-using the Zenit "Sharik"
« on: 03/31/2017 02:04 PM »
I will post this here rather than the "Space History" section since i think I am more likely to get a reply here. :)

We know from statements about the Foton and Resurs-F satellites in the late 1980s that the Soviets were re-using the descent "Shariks" from earlier missions.

Have there ever been any pulished indications when the Soviets started to re-use the Zenit-class Shariks?   I would guess that they were doing it in the 1970s from the number of flights, but what about the the 1960s?

And on a related issue, what about reusing the descent craft from the close-look Yantar satellites?

Thanks.

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