"EPOS" (105. 11)  Experimental Spacecraft © Konstantinos Panitsidis

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Analog of experimental piloted orbit aircraft.

A. Mikojan Experimental Desing Bureau. Chief desinger G. Lozino-Lozinsky.

 

SPIRAL Orbital aircraft programme © Konstantinos Panitsidis

SPIRAL Orbital aircraft programme.

 

Carrier aircraft Tu-95MK.

 

Test pilots: A. Fastovets, A. Fedotov, V. Menitsky, I. Volk, V. Uryadov, P. Ostapenko. Was tested to exercise approach system and to assess stability and control capability of the aircraft. It was dropped from the height of 5.500 m (carrier aircraft Tu-95).

 

"EPOS" (105. 11) © Konstantinos Panitsidis

1 Low speed precision airflow / air data sensor boom  2 Fuselage nose  3 The retractable landing gear, four-point, skis type  4 Main gear door  5 Aft fuselage  6 Right wing console  7 Wing console fairing  8 Fin from rudder  9 Rear landing gear (retractable)  10 Heat shield  11 Joining point of the front fuselage with the tail section of the fuselage.

 


THREE-VIEW DRAWING

"EPOS" (105. 11) © Konstantinos Panitsidis 

 


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

DESIGNER
A.Ι. Mikoyan (OKB-155)
COUNTRY
Russia
TYPE
Experimental Spacecraft
CREW
1
POWER-PLANT
RD-36-35K
Thrust, kgf
1 x 2.000
DIMENSIONS
 
Length, m
8,00
Height, m
3,31
Wing span, m
7,76
Wing area, m2
-
WEIGHT
 
Maximum take-off, kg
-
Normal take-off, kg 4.400
Empty aircraft, kg
-
Internal fuel, kg
500
PERFORMANCE
 
Maximum speed, km/h
800
Landing speed, km/h
250-280
Autonomous, min
10
Inclination, degree -
Range, km
-
Height of orbit, km -
Service ceiling, km
-
Payload, kg -
ARMAMENT
-

 


PHOTOS EPOS 105.11 Analog of experimental piloted orbit aircraft