Author Topic: Abandoned Buran orbiters found  (Read 1186 times)

Offline Jason Thompson

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Abandoned Buran orbiters found
« on: June 24, 2015, 03:38:58 PM »
It seems an 'urban explorer' has taken a look inside an old abandoned hangar in Kazakhstan and found something of historical interest to space buffs everywhere:


http://www.sliptalk.com/abandoned-space-shuttle-hangar/?utm_source=fb&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=abandoned-space-shuttle-hangar

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Offline smartcooky

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Re: Abandoned Buran orbiters found
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2015, 03:54:04 PM »
What an amazing find!
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Offline Zakalwe

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Re: Abandoned Buran orbiters found
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2015, 05:16:29 PM »
I don't think that they were the actual Burans. They were full scale boilerplates of the orbiter.  I have the original Russain article somewhere...lemme have a look.
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Offline Zakalwe

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Re: Abandoned Buran orbiters found
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2015, 05:19:49 PM »
Found it:
http://ralphmirebs.livejournal.com/219949.html

According to Google Translate: "Currently, within the MKS are two ships, one of which is the second flying prototype "Storm" and other technological layout of OK-MT for testing pre-launch operations. However, despite the fact that this layout, inside and outside it looks like a ship. Both are not in the best condition, and because of that they are mutually reinforcing."


Must have been an awesome site to get into!

Loads more info on Buran and the MAKS system here:

http://www.buran.ru/htm/molniya.htm

« Last Edit: June 24, 2015, 05:21:34 PM by Zakalwe »
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Offline Echnaton

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Re: Abandoned Buran orbiters found
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2015, 08:21:42 AM »
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