Adding to the orbital debris environment and not getting much else done. Why are they removing two KURs antennas?
All of the old KURS-A antennas will eventually be tossed given transition to new KURS-NA, GLONASS Navigation System, and the Phased array antennas being installed
Quote from: russianhalo117 on 10/20/2014 06:07 pmAll of the old KURS-A antennas will eventually be tossed given transition to new KURS-NA, GLONASS Navigation System, and the Phased array antennas being installedThey are not Kurs-A, but Kurs-P antennas. So the removal of two Kurs-P antennas does not relate to what you said. They are on other side of Poisk module, not there where spacecraft docks. They are switched off. Probably they stand in the way of moving cosmonauts, so engineers decided to remove them.
Were these used for the first MRM-2 docking, then deactivated?
Are your sure? I thought they were part of Kurs-A system that was used to dock MIM-2 to SM in 2009
The Expose-R (whose cover is to be retrieved) was installed in the August VKD-49 spacewalk.
I assume the Kurs-P antennas have been on Poisk since its launch.