[FPSPACE] 50 Years since Komarov's death
David R. Woods
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Mon Apr 24 09:38:07 EDT 2017
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50 Years since Komarov's death
Grujica <grujicai at hotmail.com>
4/23/2017 9:51 PM
'fpspace2' <fpspace at mail.friends-partners.org>
On the 24th of April 1967 during the landing of the Soyuz-1 capsule
cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov died.
The main official explanation was difference between normal pressure
inside the cockpit and drop in pressure inside the parachute container
blocking deployment of the main parachute.
However, at the TsKBEM there was another investigated version - that
the parachute containers on both spacecraft (Soyuz-1 and Soyuz-2 planned
to be launched next day, on 24/04/1967) were not covered during thermal
treatment of the command modules. As result, the internal walls of the
containers were covered with thermal protecting materials increasing
their resistance coefficient blocking release of the main parachute.
Remember one of the last of Mishin's interviews he also mentioned this
and noted that technicians had problems placing the parachute package in
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