[FPSPACE] 50 Years since Komarov's death

LARRY KLAES ljk4 at msn.com
Mon Apr 24 09:59:10 EDT 2017

Was the Soyuz 2 spacecraft launched with Soyuz 3 in October of 1968 the same vessel that was going to be launched with Soyuz 1 in 1967? Or a different craft with the same designation?


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50 Years since Komarov's death
Grujica <grujicai at hotmail.com><mailto:grujicai at hotmail.com>
4/23/2017 9:51 PM
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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 the container.


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