From Spaceships to Orbiting Stations – Dmitriyev et al

In this post, we will see the book From Spaceships to Orbiting Stations  by A. Yu. Dmitriyev; V. P. Denisov; A. A. Yermil’ov; V. A. Polyakov; B. I. Zhelyabin; A. V. Kirsanov; I. L. Leonidov; A. A. Timonin; A. M. Tumano

About the book

Book discusses the Soviet manned space program. The main stages of development-of Soviet cosmonautics are considered, as well .as the programs for the manned spacecraft “Vostok”,”Voskhod”and “Soyuz”,
and the orbital research station “Salyut”. The construction and equipment of the spacecraft, and their use on the earth and in flight are described. A description is given of the first orbital space station of the “Soyuz” spacecraft, as well as its operation and the experiments performed when the crew changed from one spacecraft to another in open space. The development of methods for assembling a station and performing scientific studies, and also the scientific station “Salyut”, on which the Soviet cosmonauts lived for several days are described. The book also discusses the future prospects for cosmonautics.

The book was translated from Russian under NASA Technical Translation series F-812 was published by NASA in 1973.

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Foreword vii

1. The Main Stages of Soviet Cosmonautics 1

2 Programs of the “Vostok” and “Voskhod” Manned Spacecraft 8

Preparation for Human Flight into Space 8
The “Vostok” Program 10
The “Vostok,” The World’s First Spacecraft 12
The “Voskhod” Program 15
The First Man in Open Space 17

3. The Program of the Manned “Soyuz” Spacecraft 21

The Tasks of the Program 21
Design Characteristics of the “Soyuz” Spacecraft 23
The Main Systems of the “Soyuz” Spacecraft 27
Fabrication and Ground Testing of the Spacecraft 30
Fabrication of the Spacecraft 30
Ground Testing of Systems 21
Flight Tests of the Spacecraft Systems 35
Training the Cosmonauts for Space Flights 39

4. The Main Stages of Flight of the “Soyuz” Spacecraft 44

Orbit Injection 44
Orbital Flight 47
Gyroscopic Orientation (“Warping”) of the Spacecraft toward the Sun 47
Celestial Orientation of the Spacecraft 48
Orbital Correction 49
Reentry and Descent in the Atmosphere 51

5. The World’s First Experimental Space Station 55

The Experimental Orbital Station of the “Soyuz” Complex 55
Docking of Two Spacecraft 56
Space Walk of the Cosmonauts 63
Scientific Investigations and Experiments 67

6. When There Are Three Spacecraft in Orbit 72

Maneuvering of Spacecraft 72
Scientific and Technical Experiments and Observations 75
Welding of Metals in Orbit 77

7. “Soyuz-9” Working in Orbit 78

Medical and Biological Investigations During 78
Prolonged Space Flight 83
Maneuvering and Navigation Measurements 88
Investigations of Importance to the National Economy

8. The First Orbital Station of Long Duration Is in Space 89

“Salyut” Is in Orbit 89
Call Signs are “Granit” 90
Into Space Toward the Station 92
A Tour of the “Salyut” 93
Watch in Space 96

9. The Principal Methods of Developing Orbital Stations 101

Automatic or Manned Stations? 101
Design Characteristics of Future Space Stations 105
The Problem of Servicing Space Stations 111
Space Stations in the Service of Man 114
The Bridge to the Future is Being Erected Today 118


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3 Responses to From Spaceships to Orbiting Stations – Dmitriyev et al

  1. Rupendra Yadav says:

    If possible contact : Kamgaar prakashan Burari( Delhi)
    They had lot of soviet books


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