4 The Secret Space Hangar, Part II

The Secret Space Hangar, Part II

Posted on December 9, 2013 by team


More pictures from the secret space hangar of the research and manufacturing association named after S. A. Lavochkin.

The building of the research and manufacturing association named after S. A. Lavochkin that operates in various fields – aircraft construction  (1937-1959), rocket production (1950-1964) and space construction (starting from 1965).

One-motor fighter La-5 made under auspices of S. Lavochkin in 1942. Such aircrafts were among the main combat units of the Soviet fighter aviation in the war time.

Many vehicles are under repair.

The functional model of “Lunokhod-2″ – for the four months of its work it overcame 42 kilometres and sent 86 panoramas and 80 000 photos to the Earth.

The first traces on the Earth.

Another exhibited moonwalker.

The model of the descent module “Apollo” created according to the drawings and pictures found in the Internet.

In 1961-1984 Soviet engineers built three generations of automatic space stations for research of the Venus surface.

Venus-14 obtained black and white and color panoramas of the Venus surface, made a physical-chemical analysis in the area of landing. The USSR had eighteen vehicles like this, the USA could launch only nine.

The process of the space vehicles assembly.

The first panoramas of the Venus.

Venus-4 – the first space vehicle that made direct measurements on another planet. Those measurements showed that the atmosphere consisted of carbon dioxide for 90-95%.

Descent module of “Venus-7″ and antenna of “Venus-15″ for mapping of the planet surface.

During the flight of “Venera-7″ its research probe managed to reach the surface of the planet. The vehicle landed on the dark side of the Venus.

“Venera-7″.

Mars-3 is a satellite of the Mars and the descent vehicle of the second generation of the automatic space stations that performed the world first successful landing on the Mars. In fact the Soviet Union had many failures while trying to land on this planet…

Soviet automatic space station of “Phobos” series intended to research the Mars and its secondary satellite – Phobos. “Phobos-1″ and “Phobos-2″ were launched in July 1988 but both were lost due to the failures of the airborne computer electronics.

In the background is a model of the landing capsule of Gagarin.

“Luna-24″ is an automatic station launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome in August 9th, 1976, it extracted 170 grams of lunar soil from the depth of two meters.

Astrophysical Observatory “Granat” created for research of plasma in galactic clusters and nonthermal radiation of black holes.

Secret power unit.

Believe it or not, but all this beauty is still hidden from people!

via meteo

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4 Responses to “The Secret Space Hangar, Part II”

  1. Kalyméro says:

    hi, this building isn’t in M.A.I ? (i’m french & during my studies in 1992 at Moscow, i was in M.A.I so i had seen a lot of this landing/space vehicle )

  2. rb says:

    Russia has given the world many things and what has the world given back to Russia?

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