World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article


Article Id: WHEBN0018391709
Reproduction Date:

Title: Dos-2  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: List of space stations, Space station, Salyut program, FlexCraft, McKendree cylinder
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia


Station statistics
Crew 2
Launch 29 July 1972
03:21 UTC
Launch pad LC-81/24, Baikonur Cosmodrome, USSR
Mass 18,425 kg
(40,620 lb)
Length 14 m
Width 4.15 m
Pressurised volume c.100 m³ (3,500 ft³)
Days in orbit 0 days
(Launch failure)
References: [1][2]
Planned orbital configuration of DOS-2

DOS-2 designation given to a space station, launched as part of the Salyut programme, which was lost in a launch failure on 29 July 1972, when the failure of the second stage of its Proton-K launch vehicle prevented the station from achieving orbit, it instead fell into the Pacific Ocean. The station, which would have been given the designation Salyut 2 had it reached orbit, was structurally identical to Salyut 1, as it had been assembled as a backup unit for that station.[1] Four teams of cosmonauts were formed to crew the station, of which two would have flown:[1]

Whilst Salyut 1 has been visited by two three-man crews (Soyuz 10 and Soyuz 11), following modifications to the Soyuz 7KT-OK spacecraft (resulting in the new model Soyuz 7K-T) following the deaths of the crew of Soyuz 11, the spacecraft could only carry two cosmonauts, thus DOS-2 would have been manned by two crews of two. Following the loss of the station, the crews were transferred to the DOS-3 programme.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Grujica S. Ivanovich (2008). Salyut: The First Space Station. Springer-Praxis.  
  2. ^ David Portree (1995). "Mir Hardware Heritage". NASA. 

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.