Author Topic: Buran orbiters (Ptichka + OK4M) and Energia-M in amateur Baikonur video  (Read 5323 times)

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Great video montage, and astonishing updated footage of the MZK building housing Ptichka (OK-1K2, the only remaining flight-worthy orbiter) and the OK-4M mockup. They later make their way into the Energia's vertical test building where the Energia-M mockup (?) is still stored.


« Last Edit: 07/11/2017 09:41 pm by eeergo »
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Now I want to go there  :'(

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Ptichka ?

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Ptichka ?

"Birdie" I believe - this name was rumoured for the second orbiter planned to reach orbit.   I always wondered if it was a misunderstanding of simply calling the orbiters "birds".
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Ptichka ?

"Birdie" I believe - this name was rumoured for the second orbiter planned to reach orbit.   I always wondered if it was a misunderstanding of simply calling the orbiters "birds".

"Ptichka" was a indeed nickname for Soviet orbiters in general and not the name of the second flight vehicle. This is a persistent myth that appears to be hard to eradicate. The second flight vehicle never got an official name.

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That last shot seems to be the second Zenit pad, which was lost on October 4, 1990. Actually, the damage doesn't look that bad, probably you could buff some of that right out.

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That last shot seems to be the second Zenit pad, which was lost on October 4, 1990. Actually, the damage doesn't look that bad, probably you could buff some of that right out.


That scene actually looks like a decomissioned (as in destroyed for treaty compliance) silo.
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"Ptichka" was a indeed nickname for Soviet orbiters in general and not the name of the second flight vehicle. This is a persistent myth that appears to be hard to eradicate. The second flight vehicle never got an official name.

Somewhere along the way I managed to convince myself that OK 1.02 was (going to be) named Burya.  Not sure where that came from now.

Hmmm...

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"Ptichka" was a indeed nickname for Soviet orbiters in general and not the name of the second flight vehicle. This is a persistent myth that appears to be hard to eradicate. The second flight vehicle never got an official name.
Somewhere along the way I managed to convince myself that OK 1.02 was (going to be) named Burya.  Not sure where that came from now.
Hmmm...

I cannot remember the source but around the early 1990s, maybe even the late 1980s, I came across a suggestion that the orbiters would simply be Buran-1, Buran-2,etc.
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"Ptichka" was a indeed nickname for Soviet orbiters in general and not the name of the second flight vehicle. This is a persistent myth that appears to be hard to eradicate. The second flight vehicle never got an official name.
Somewhere along the way I managed to convince myself that OK 1.02 was (going to be) named Burya.  Not sure where that came from now.
Hmmm...

I cannot remember the source but around the early 1990s, maybe even the late 1980s, I came across a suggestion that the orbiters would simply be Buran-1, Buran-2,etc.

Kristall started off as Kvant-3?
https://history.nasa.gov/SP-4225/documentation/mhh/mirhh-part3.pdf

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