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Brief History of Rocket & Space Technology Development in OKB1 - TSKBEM - NPO Energia - S.P. Korolev RSC Energia


1946 - 1959    1959 - 1966    1967 - 1982    1986 - 1998    1998 - 2019

February 20, 1986
The beginning of deployment of the Mir orbital complex that became an International orbital laboratory is in orbit. Twenty eight prime crews worked at the station. Twenty seven international expeditions with representatives of 12 countries under the Mir-Shuttle, Mir-NASA and Euromir programs were implemented.

March 13, 1986
Start of the Soyuz T-15 vehicle. Docking with the Mir complex on March 15. Beginning of the complex manned mission.

May 5 - June 26, 1986
Soyuz T-15 orbit-to-orbit transfer from the Mir station to the Salyut-7 station and back was first performed. Delivery cargo of 400 kg from the Salyut-7 orbital station to the Mir complex for later use.

May 21, 1986
Docking of the first Soyuz TM unmanned vehicle with the Mir complex.

February 6, 1987
Start of the Soyuz TM-2 manned vehicle. Docking with the Mir orbital complex.

April 12, 1987
Docking of the Kvant astrophysics module with the Mir station.

May 15, 1987
The first launch of the Energia new powerful launch vehicle with Skif-DM strap-down spacecraft.

November 15, 1988
Launch of the Energia-Buran universal rocket & space transport system. Successful automatic landing of the Buran orbiter.

August 23, 1989
Start of the Progress M-1 unmanned cargo transport vehicle.

December 6, 1989
Docking of the Kvant-2 resupply module with the Mir orbital station.

June 10, 1990
Docking of the Kristall docking-service module with the Mir orbital station.

November 28, 1990
Results of research performed aboard the Mir orbital station were first delivered to the Earth by the Raduga ballistic capsule.

1992
Beginning of wide international activities in joint space programs.

March 15, 1993
Beginning of full-scale activities on development of the Sea Launch rocket & space complex. Involvement of Boeing (USA) and Kvaerner (Norway) in activities.

November 1, 1993
Start of activities on the International Space Station.

February 3-11, 1994
Autonomous flight of the Discovery spacecraft (USA) with Russian cosmonaut Sergei K. Krikalev in the crew - beginning of the Mir-Shuttle program implementation.

June 1, 1995
Docking of the Spektr optical module with the Mir station.

April 26, 1996
Docking of the Priroda ecological module with the Mir station. Completion of building of the Mir multi-module orbital complex.

May 24, 1997
DM-4 -type modified upper stage inserted Telestar-5 spacecraft into a target orbit.

April 22, 1998
Start of activities on development of Yamal-200 and Yamal-300 telecommunication satellites.

November 20, 1998
Launch of Zarya functional cargo module (Russia) - the first module of the International Space Station.

The Mir orbital complex The first Soyuz TM unmanned vehicle The Energia-Buran  universal rocket & space transport system The Progress M-1 unmanned cargo transport vehicle

1946 - 1959    1959 - 1966    1967 - 1982    1986 - 1998    1998 - 2017

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