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The Buran Thread
« on: 10/18/2005 03:30 AM »
Amazing find by our writer Sergi, video courtesy of Energia.

The one and only flight (unmanned) of the Russian Space Shuttle Buran (Snowstorm).

CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO DOWNLOAD

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EDIT:

Later, four unseen videos were recovered by Russian sources, converted from tape to digital format and uploaded in L2's Buran section:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?action=tags;tagid=1173

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« Reply #1 on: 10/18/2005 03:30 AM »
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Re: The Buran Thread
« Reply #12 on: 10/18/2005 10:16 AM »
Couple of things of note. This was an Orbiter that flew herself from launch to landing, even the US Orbiters need a helping hand on landing, so in some ways this was a cleverer Shuttle?

The landing seemed very controlled, slower and softer?

Less people in mission control?

Launch seemed a lot more powerful, longer SRB trail?

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SimonShuttle - 18/10/2005  5:16 AM

Couple of things of note. This was an Orbiter that flew herself from launch to landing, even the US Orbiters need a helping hand on landing, so in some ways this was a cleverer Shuttle?

The landing seemed very controlled, slower and softer?

Less people in mission control?

Launch seemed a lot more powerful, longer SRB trail?

The US Orbiters have more flight experience, that counts for a lot more.

Slower and softer as no SSMEs on a Burn, just two oversized OMS Pods, and no cargo. A lot less heavy.

Longer flume as it was a lot more coming out the bottom end (SRBs - but not solids) - the ET powered those as we as some more engines on the bottom of the tank I believe.

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« Reply #14 on: 10/18/2005 02:52 PM »
Wonder if there was any issues with foam loss?

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