LK-1 was a projected Soviet manned lunar flyby spacecraft. The project started in 1962, with the lead engineer being Vladimir Chelomey. 
The LK-1 had its origin in several early 1960s spacecraft projects under the generic names of
kosmoplans and raketoplans. 
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. 
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".
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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