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Zenit - Korolyov's Legacy


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Zenit-2M Missions

Zenit 2M was an evolution of the original Zenit-2. It carried different cameras and additional equipment.

Among those additions was Nauka (englsh: "knowledge"), a stubby cylinder that carried scientific or technology payloads that could withstand being in the vaccuum of space. It was attached to the re-entry module at the forward end of the craft. One version of Nauka carried on later versions of Zenit was packed with batteries and used to extend mission life.


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Page date: 2011 September
Descriptions updated 2019 September

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