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The "Buran" Soviet space program (2)
Moscow, Russia - Main differences with the Space Shuttle
The "Buran" was projected to realize missions with or without human crew and so ables to autonomously land. In reality the ship did not fly with crew. The orbiter had not a main system of a jet propulsion. The biggest cylindrical structure was the "Energy" rocket, without tanks of external rocket fuel and has four booster instead two. They used liquid fuel (kerosene/oxygen). The "Energy" rocket...
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency