LK-1 was a projected Soviet manned lunar flyby spacecraft. The project started in 1962, with the lead engineer being Vladimir Chelomey. [1 ]
The LK-1 had its origin in several early 1960's spacecraft projects under the generic names of
kosmoplans and raketoplans. [2 ]
It would be launched on a three-stage
Proton launch vehicle. The first flight was planned for 1967.
In 1965 the project was cancelled in favour of the
Soyuz 7K-L1 spacecraft. [2 ]
Further developments came as the
LK-700 direct-descent lunar lander program.
Configuration [ edit ]
An drawing of a
is on the lower right, while the braking engines are located on top of the long "nose section".
[3 ] [4 ]
launch escape system
(not shown) would have been attached on top of the nose section.
The spacecraft consisted of the following modules:
ADU Emergency Engine Unit
VA Capsule (crew module) PAB Equipment-Rocket System Block (service module)
RB Translunar Injection Stage
Characteristics [ edit ]
Crew Size: 2
Spacecraft delta v: 3,300 m/s
Electric System: 2.00 average kW.
Gross mass: 17,000 kg
Un-fuelled mass: 4,000 kg
Height: 5.20 m
Span: 7.27 m
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