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Molniya orbits As written by Aurovrata Plesetsk is actually ideally situated to launch satellites into Molniya orbits, and as a result saw many more launches than Baikonour. A or better THE molniya orbit has an inclination of 63.4°. The lauchpades are located about 62.9° N. So launching nearly straight east (which gives you the maximum input from ...


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According to this source (in Russian), out of seven successful Salyut stations (amongst which were the three military Almaz stations) the modified NR-23 cannon was installed only on Salyut-3 (aka Almaz-2): The only prototype of such an installation was mounted at the Almaz-2 station, also known as Salyut-3. The above statement indirectly assumes that MIR ...


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