The VBK-Raduga is a reentry capsule, which allowed returning materials from the space station Mir.
Company - MKB Raduga (Raduga Design Bureau)
Product/Service - VBK-Raduga
- Cargo Transportation & Landers
- Transport Service (Re-Entry)
- Space Capsule
- First launch
They were launched and finally deorbited with Progress-M cargo crafts. Before undocking from the space station, the crew repaced the docking probe with the VBK capsule. After the Progress-M deorbit burn, the capsule was ejected and reentered the atmosphere. It than parachuted to a landing area in Russia.
1.5 m long, 60 cm in diameter, and had an unloaded mass of about 350 kg. Could return about 150 kg. Used about 10 times.