Soyuz ABV Lunar Flyby

I’m working on some stills of the Soyuz ABV / Soyuz 7k-9k-11k mission proposal. This is the first mention of the Soyuz spacecraft.
The most obvious differences between this and the flight versions are that the orbital module of Soyuz A is cylindrical, and there are no solar panels.

The “Soyuz B” component was launched empty, and filled with up to five tanker missions using the Soyuz V component.

The flyby would have been fairly distant, two cosmonauts onboard, 1000-20,000 kilometres from the Moon.

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Nick Stevens

I studied astronomy at University College London, but failed to get my degree. For many years pre-internet, I ran the bulletin board "Starbase 1", which is why you will frequently see me referring to myself as that! I was on the board of the IAAA. I operate exclusively in digital formats using many different software packages. Most often Lightwave 3d, Vue, Gaea, and Affinity Photo. I also enjoy oddball graphics packages like Xenodream, Amberlight, and others.

I'm particularly interested in the early Soviet space program, and I have served as a consultant on that subject.

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