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Salyut 2



The Salute 2 space station was designed for scientific research and testing of onboard systems and units. On April 11, 1973, 11 days after launch, an unexplainable accident caused four solar panels to be torn loose from the space station cutting off all power to the space station.

Alternate Names

  • 06398
  • Salyut2
  • Salyute 2

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1973-04-04
Launch Vehicle: Proton Booster Plus Upper Stage
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), U.S.S.R
Mass: 18500 kg

Funding Agency

  • Soviet Academy of Sciences (U.S.S.R)


  • Engineering

Additional Information

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