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Documentation

This part of the site presents various technical documents or analyses in touch with the Buran Energia project. They are an additional source of information to better understand the technical complexity of Buran as well as its political issues in what was the last startle of the cold war.

Avionics space systems - Авиационно Космические Системы

documentation, work, book, scientific study, political analysis, buran, energiya, spiral, USSR

This work collects all the technical documentation made by the company NPO Molniya, and bring numerous detailed informations through reports about Buran and MAKS shuttles.

Triumph et tragedy of "Energia" - Триумф и трагедия "Энергии"

documentation, work, book, scientific study, political analysis, buran, energiya, spiral, USSR

This work, edited in 1999, is the report of Boris Ivanovich Gubanov, project manager of Energia rocket launcher, he tells the tragic history and the anecdotes of the elaboration of the most powerful launcher of the world, as well as the vision of the Soviet's space in the 2000s.

Birds of a Feather?

documentation, work, book, scientific study, political analysis, buran, energiya, spiral, USSR

Birds of a Feather? How Politics and Culture Affected the Designs of the U.S. Space Shuttle and the Soviet Buran. This work by Stephen J. Garber is very interesting because it shows the evolution of the orbital planes conception from the American and Soviet side as well as the various political and technical choices which led to such solution. Furthermore it shows clearly that the development of Buran was not due to a scientific need but indeed to balance the military forces between the 2 sides.

TsAGI wind tunnel

documentation, work, book, scientific study, political analysis, buran, energiya, spiral, USSR

Interesting document about the TsAGI wind tunnel and the different technics used on Buran.

Bibliography

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This part contains different press articles about the Buran Energia project. The major part of them are in russian and was automatically translated.