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Re: The Buran Thread
« Reply #1020 on: 10/07/2017 05:21 PM »
A new research work between NPO Molniya and RKK Energia: Will Russia build a space dron?

Unfortunately, Betteridge's law of headlines clearly applies here.
Orion - the first and only manned not-too-deep-space craft

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Re: The Buran Thread
« Reply #1021 on: 10/08/2017 07:00 PM »
There is also ESA IXV-derived space plane, and also the Chinese space plane I can't remember-the-name.

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Re: The Buran Thread
« Reply #1022 on: 10/08/2017 10:17 PM »
...and also the Chinese space plane I can't remember-the-name.

Shenlong  "Divine Dragon"

http://goo.gl/Bv6dZq

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« Last Edit: 10/08/2017 10:20 PM by Wilfredo »

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Re: The Buran Thread
« Reply #1023 on: 10/24/2017 09:58 PM »
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Re: The Buran Thread
« Reply #1024 on: 11/02/2017 01:53 PM »

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Re: The Buran Thread
« Reply #1025 on: 11/14/2017 08:22 PM »
November 15, The Buran's Day!

A good selection (I think) of images of the Buran...

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Re: The Buran Thread
« Reply #1026 on: 11/15/2017 02:30 PM »
Very nice compilation video about the pre-launch processing and launch day on this 29th anniversary of Buran's first/only launch.

https://www.roscosmos.ru/24308/



https://twitter.com/roscosmos/status/930804318164410375
« Last Edit: 11/15/2017 02:31 PM by eeergo »
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Re: The Buran Thread
« Reply #1027 on: 11/15/2017 09:50 PM »
now on YouTube...

Archive. Preparation and launch of the MTCS "Energia-Buran"

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Published on Nov 15, 2017

ROSKOSMOS presents unique archival frames for the preparation and launch of the reusable transport space system Energia-Buran.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bazyDs1SaI?t=001

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Re: The Buran Thread
« Reply #1028 on: 11/16/2017 01:35 PM »
now on YouTube...

Archive. Preparation and launch of the MTCS "Energia-Buran"

ROSCOSMOS Media Store
Published on Nov 15, 2017

ROSKOSMOS presents unique archival frames for the preparation and launch of the reusable transport space system Energia-Buran.

This is a very good video. I think there's a goof in the translation there and instead of "unique archival frames" it should be "unique archival footage..."


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Re: The Buran Thread
« Reply #1029 on: 11/18/2017 09:56 PM »
Very nice compilation video about the pre-launch processing and launch day on this 29th anniversary of Buran's first/only launch.

https://www.roscosmos.ru/24308/



https://twitter.com/roscosmos/status/930804318164410375

For some reason most of the video of the roll-out to the pad (4:45 to 5:45) actually shows the second flight vehicle during a test roll-out to the pad in May 1991 (not the pre-flight roll-out in October 1988). You can see that many of the vehicle's tiles are still missing and the Energia is not a flightworthy model. 

Much more unique Buran footage is available on Vadim Lukashevich's website (which seems to be back online).
http://www.buran.ru/htm/video.htm
Most of the video of preparations for the mission and the actual flight is on pages 7 to 12.

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Re: The Buran Thread
« Reply #1030 on: 11/18/2017 10:58 PM »
     Oh, for some better colour shots of...well, pretty much all of that second roll-out <sigh>

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Re: The Buran Thread
« Reply #1031 on: 11/20/2017 10:48 PM »
Some damage to the Buran' TPS (Thermal Protection System)

A - In this area the damage suffered by the TPS is due to the action of the gases of the engines of Energia rocket, at lift-off.

B - In this area the damage suffered by the TPS is due to the action of the solid engines of the auxiliary rockets (at the time of their separation from core block).

Source: buran.ru
« Last Edit: 11/20/2017 10:49 PM by Wilfredo »

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Re: The Buran Thread
« Reply #1032 on: 11/22/2017 02:03 PM »
http://edition.cnn.com/style/article/baikonur-buran-soviet-space-shuttle/index.html

CNN article on the abandoned Burans at Baikonur with pictures taken by French photographer David de Rueda and some quotes from yours truly.

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Re: The Buran Thread
« Reply #1033 on: 11/24/2017 11:38 PM »
http://edition.cnn.com/style/article/baikonur-buran-soviet-space-shuttle/index.html

CNN article on the abandoned Burans at Baikonur with pictures taken by French photographer David de Rueda and some quotes from yours truly.

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