A comment below this great answer about the Kurs navigation and docking system linked to the following page on the Ukrainian company Elimz website: http://www.elmiz.com/en/product/orbitalnyj-servis-eng/product/view/2/1

Is Elimz currently manufacturing Kurs systems and is Russia currently buying systems built in the Ukraine for ongoing Soyuz missions to the ISS? I ask partly because the respective governments have had some "disagreements" in recent years.


Progress and Soyuz are now using a new digital system called Kurs-NA which is Russian-designed and -built.

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  • $\begingroup$ Interesting, the article says the last flight of the Ukrainian system was in March 2016. $\endgroup$ – Organic Marble Nov 4 '17 at 17:08
  • $\begingroup$ I saw a separate mention of Russian-made Kurs antennas used with the Ukrainian system; I wonder if they'd been reusing recovered Kurs modules for a while. $\endgroup$ – Russell Borogove Nov 4 '17 at 22:39
  • $\begingroup$ I do remember references to them cannibalizing used systems. I googled for it but couldn't find a reference. $\endgroup$ – Organic Marble Nov 4 '17 at 23:14

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