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Cosmos 47

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1964-062A

Description

Cosmos 47, a precursor to the Voskhod series, was launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome.

The Voskhods were adaptations of the single place Vostok spacecraft meant to conduct flights with up to three crew and for space walks in advance of US Gemini program. Work on the 3KV and 3KD versions of the basic Vostok spacecraft began with the decree issued on 13 April 1964. In order to accommodate more than one crew, the seats were mounted perpendicular to the Vostok ejection seat position, so the crew had to crane their necks to read instruments, still mounted in their original orientation. The Elburs soft landing system replaced the ejection seat and allowed the crew to stay in the capsule. It consisted of probes that dangled from the parachute lines. Contact with the earth triggered a solid rocket engine in the parachute which resulted in a zero velocity landing.

Alternate Names

  • 00891
  • Cosmos47

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1964-10-06
Launch Vehicle: Voskhod
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), U.S.S.R
Mass: 5320 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (U.S.S.R)

Discipline

  • Engineering

Additional Information

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