Orlan – For spaceships Soyuz and stations Salyut, Mir and ISS

Orlan – For spaceships Soyuz and stations Salyut, Mir and ISS

  • In use in the years: 1972 – to present.
  • Spaceships: Soyuz, and used on stations Salyut, Mir and ISS.
  • Weight: from 59 to 120 kg.
Orlan – The costume’s rigid torso and flexible sleeves made it easy to put on. The first solution to the possibility of cosmonaut work in open space (EVA). There was a combination of the suit with the so-called ship. umbilical cord. The modern ones are autonomous. In 1984, the cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya (born 1948) was the first woman to go into open space.

Later, further modifications of the Orlans were created, which were also used at the Mir station. Even until the end of their useful life. Since 2017, the latest Orlan MKS model has been used at the ISS. Spacesuits for Chinese cosmonauts were also made as a copy of the Eagles.

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