This is a photo of the soyuz capsule posted by the asker of a previous question. One of the labels reads "Not to stand near this side". What is the reason for this? Is it because of active ionizing or RF radiation sources on that side? Or a caution against the possibility of yet not fired retro rocket?
The original wording above says "Do not stand in front of the bigger head". Two reasons:
- There is a Kaktus precision gamma-ray altimeter (Containing 60Со or 137Сs).
- There is a chance of one of the soft landing engines firing late due to malfunction.