This book tells the story of the Soviet and Russian lunar programme, from its origins to the present-day federal Russian space programme. Brian Harvey describes the techniques devised by the USSR for lunar landing, from the LK lunar module to the LOK lunar orbiter and versions tested in Earthas orbit. He asks whether these systems would have worked and examines how well they were tested. He concludes that political mismanagement rather than technology prevented the Soviet Union from landing cosmonauts on the moon. The book is well timed for the return to the moon by the United States and the first missions there by China and India.The standing cosmonaut, watching through his large, forward-looking window, would guide the LK lander with a ... One 11D411 RD-858 main engine weighing 53kg with a The spaceship to land on the moon: the Luniy Korabl, LK 143 LIX.
|Title||:||Soviet and Russian Lunar Exploration|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2007-08-17|