Re:Archives....Russian mini shuttle.

=?iso-8859-2?Q?Anton=EDn=20V=EDtek?= (avitek@lib.cas.cz)
Wed, 05 May 1999 07:42:22 +0200

 I recently picked up a second hand copy of Christopher Lee's book "War
in
> Space" , first published in the mid seventies.
>
> In it there is a photograph of what appears to be a small "shuttle "
craft
> , being recovered from the water after a test flight.
> The associated caption infers that there may have been a two man
version in
> operation for a short time.
> The craft in the photo certainly looks as though it has been through a

> re-entry , but is only very small, perhaps 20 feet in length.
>
> Does anyone have any further info on this beast?
>
> Many thanks ,
>
> John
It is BOR-4, small unmanned spaceplane prototype. BOR = Bezpilotnyi
Orbitalnyi Raketoplan = Unmanned Orbital Rocketplane.

1982-054A BOR-4 F-(1)
1983-017A BOR-4 F-(2)
1983-125A BOR-4 F-(3)
1984-126A BOR-4 F-(5)

Suborbital tests also accomplished.
>

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