Buran Russia's Space Shuttle
Buran OK-ML-1 Static Test Model
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Area 254
.

ORBITER NAME: OK-M (later became OK-ML-1)

 CONSTRUCTION DATE: 1982

SPACE FLIGHTS: NONE (STATIC TEST MODEL)

CURRENT LOCATION:  TEST-FIRING PAD, SITE 254, BAIKONUR COSMODROME

STATUS: RETIRED TEST MOCK-UP - SOURCE: Marsnrgia
 

IMAGE SOURCE: Ukrainian site

45°55'10.15"N  63°18'35.99"E

.

Photo Credit:  by Vassili Petrovitch

New Home for Buran OK ML 1
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Area 2
.
Photo Credit: May 01, 2005 by alexpgp

Repaired June 15th 2008
Gagarin Museum, Baikonur Cosmodrome

The last time I saw this Buran (which is an engineering mockup, as the actual flown vehicle was destroyed in a construction accident), it was out in the middle of nowhere, not far from an RSC Energia facility that's near the facility that processes Soyuz vehicles for ISS. Now this vehicle is situated right next to the Gagarin Museum at the Baikonur cosmodrome.

It's kind of unsettling to come out of the building and find this right next door. alexpgp

Baikonur Gagarin Museum
Area 2 
.
Photo Credit: Feb 27, 2007  by Vassili Petrovitch

OK-M

The test shuttle OK-M was moved few days ago from the area 254, to be parked near the Baikonur’s museum (area 2). May be it will be restored or stocked in better conditions.

SOURCE: Buran Energia

.
Photo Credit: Feb 27, 2007  by Vassili Petrovitch
.
Photo Credit: Feb 27, 2007  by Vassili Petrovitch
FAIR USE NOTICE: This page contains copyrighted material the use of which has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. Pegasus Research Consortium distributes this material without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. We believe this constitutes a fair use of any such copyrighted material as provided for in 17 U.S.C § 107. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
MENU

 

Webpages  © 2001-2008
Blue Knight Productions