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Soyuz-1 Conquers the Cosmos

Soyuz-1 Conquers the Cosmos

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Translation of Soviet articles on the unsuccessful Soyuz 1 including the TASS announcement of the death of Komarov.
Translation of Soviet articles on the unsuccessful Soyuz 1 including the TASS announcement of the death of Komarov.

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National Aeronautics and
Space
AdministrationGoddard
Space
Flight CenterContract 440.M-5-12487
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/
ST
-
PR-
10595
.
2
OYUZ-1 CONQUERS
THE
COSMOS.
1
OFFICIAL
TASS
CaV"1QUES
24
APRIL 1967(USSR)
N6'7-
2641.1
e
(ACCESSION NUMBER) (THRUI
23
'
28
APRIL
1967
1
 
ST
PR 10595SOYUZ-1 CONQUERS THECOSMOSOFFICIAL
TASS
CoI"IQUESMonday, 24 April 1967
3
HOURS
35
MINUTESToday,
23
April 1967, a new spaceship "SOYUZ-1" was placed into orbit
:it
3
hours
35
minutes
(0335
hours) by
a.
powerful carrier-rocket.Soyuz-1 is piloted by Soviet citizen, USSR flyer-cosmonaut, engineer-colonelKOMAKOV, Vladimir Mikhaylovich, Hero
of
the Soviet Union, having earlier ac-compiished a spp-e flight aboard
'VOSKHOD".
SpaceshipThe aims of the cosmic flight are:
-
esting the new piloted spaceship;
-
the spaceship's systems and construction parts' working off in condi-
-
conducting broadened scientific and physico-technical experiments in
-
further continuation of medico-biological investigations and study oftions
of
space flight;conditions of space flight;the influence of various space flight factors on human organism.Spaceship SOYUZ-1 was placed into an orbit close to the calculated. Accord-ing to preliminary data, the period of ship's revolution around the Earthis
88.6
minutes;Ian; the maximum rangy from the Earth's surface (in apogee) is 224
lon;
the orbitinclination is 51O40
.
the minimum range from the Earth's surface (in perigee) is 201A reliable two-way communication is established with spaceship SOYUZ-1.According to the report by ship's commander comrade KCMAROV, ValdimirMikhaylovich, and also to telemetry data, he withstood quite satisfactorilythe ship's transfer into orbit and the transition to the state of weightless-ness.
He
feels well.Vladimir Mikhaylovich Komarov has proceeded with the fulfillment
of
the
assigned
flight program.
(*)
NASA
scientists and administratorsTextual translation
of
the official communiques
TASS,
as requested by
 
2.
The communications from spaceship SOYUZ-1 are transmitted in the fre-quencies of 15.008; 18.035 and
20.008
Mc/sec.
The
on-board systems of the spacecraft operate normally.Subsequent communications concerning the course of the flight will betransmitted by all radiostations of Soviet Union.
8
HOURS
Sapceship SOYUZ-1 pursues its flight along the orbit.By
8
hours
(0800
hours) hloscow time SOYUZ-1 completed its third revolution around theEarth.performs the assigned program of investigations.Ship's commander flyer-cosmonaut KOMAROV, Vladimir MikhaylovichWhile flying over the territory of Soviet Union, Comrade KWOV rans-mitted from ship's board his greetings to peoples
of
Soviet Union:eve
oi
a glorious historical event
--
the 50th anniversary of the GreatOctober socialist revolution
I
transmit my warm greeting to peoples of ourMother Country, paving mankind the way to communism"."OntheAccording to Comrade Komarov's report and to telemetry data, the cosmo-naut feels well, the pulse frequency is 82 impacts per minute, the breathingis
20
per minute.A steady radiocommunication
is
maintained with the cosmonaut KOMAROV.
10
HOURS
By
10 hours Moscow time
(1000
hours) the Soviet spaceship SOYUZ-1 hascompleted the fifth convolution around the Earth.According to the report of flyer-cosmonaut l.3dimir KOMAROV, the flightprogram proceeds successfully, his feeling is good and the attitude of mind
is
cheerful.Vladimir Komarov transmitted from the ship's board his warmest greetingsto the courageous Vietnamese population and his best wishes to peoples ofAustralia:"I warmly greet the courageous Vietnamese peoples conducting a self-determined fight against the plundering aggression of American imperialismfor their freedom and independence".
"I
send my best wishes to the industrious peopleof Australia".According to dataoftelemetric measurements, the pressure and temperatu-re are within normal ranges: the temperature in the ship's cabin is 16OC andthe pressure is 750
mm.Ilg.
Asteady radiocommunication is sustained with the flyer-cosmonaut VladimirKomarov
./.

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