Soviet Space Program Handbook.
AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL
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This study establishes the need for a handbook on the Soviet space program. The first section describes the three Soviet space launch sites. The second describes the operational Soviet space launch vehicles including their dimensions, capabilities, and payloads. Each major Soviet satellite program is then described in detail. Included here are orbital parameters, constellation sizes and phasings, mission profiles, and vehicle descriptions. And finally, the handbook contains several useful appendices such as launch azimuth vs. inclination graphs for each launch site, a geosynchronous coverage schematic, and several historical analyses.