FLOWN RUSSIAN SURVIVAL AND RESCUE EQUIPMENT A LIFE PRESERVER CARRIED ON SOYUZ 14 and BEACON CARRIED ON SOYUZ 17 The flown life preserver consists of dual orange 12 inch wide and 34 inch tall

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FLOWN RUSSIAN SURVIVAL AND RESCUE EQUIPMENT
A LIFE PRESERVER CARRIED ON SOYUZ 14 and BEACON CARRIED ON SOYUZ 17
The flown life preserver consists of dual orange 12 inch wide and 34 inch tall

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Space History

20 Jul 2016, 13:00 EDT

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FLOWN RUSSIAN SURVIVAL AND RESCUE EQUIPMENT
A LIFE PRESERVER CARRIED ON SOYUZ 14 and BEACON CARRIED ON SOYUZ 17
The flown life preserver consists of dual orange 12 inch wide and 34 inch tall inflatable underarm "water wing" floats, with each having a 7 x 4 x 2 inch gray nylon container and snap closures. An open container allows viewing of one float, and each has a sewn label which reads (translated): "28 ASP-74 Right/Left Float, OTK 81835109." Compressed gas cylinders inflate the floats via pull strings, but dual tubes allow manual inflation in case of cylinder failure. An approximately 18 inch long nylon strap connects the float containers.

This life preserver was issued to Cosmonaut Yuri Artyukhin. He was the flight engineer aboard Soyuz 14 and flew with command cosmonaut Pavel Popovich during July 1974. They docked to the orbiting Salyut 3 space station and spent over 15 days testing various military space flight applications. Artyukhin died on August 4, 1998.

With a copy of a Russian manuscript letter signed by Mr. Sukov (head of the Cosmonaut Rescue Crew) reading (translated): "In July 1977, I was participating in the preparation of the crew for the spaceships. Space engineer and a crew member of Souz-14, U.L. Artuhin gave me as a gift several objects that took important place in successful completion of the space flight. The objects are: cellular (sputnikovaya) radio station #3445, flashlight FM 1n1231008."

The flown rescue equipment is a cosmonaut survival radio and beacon having a metal base unit 6 x 4 ½ x 2 inches, housing electrical components of the radio and beacon with markings that read in part (translated): "Bottle Discharge... on the metal base unit." Additional markings on a white band along an approximately 12 inch diameter inflatable spherical base of the buoy reads: "KOMAR – 2M No. 08800-10886700." A bright orange inflatable triangular cone buoy approximately 20 inches tall is attached to the sphere which can be inflated automatically or manually. The base has two pull strings and a 12 inch long power umbilical. Included is a 6 inch long orange sleeve that contains an articulated antenna and additional equipment. The inflated buoy would float in case of an emergency landing on water. The beacon and radio were still useful if the spacecraft touchdown occurred in a remote land area to assist search and rescue crews.

The antenna case and buoy sphere have been SIGNED by ALEKSEI GUBAREV and were issued to him for use on Soyuz 17.

Gubarev was selected as a cosmonaut in 1963 and Soyuz 17 was his first space flight, flying with cosmonaut Georgi Grechko. They docked their Soyuz 17 spacecraft to the orbiting Salyut 4 space station and worked for over 29 days during January/February 1975. His second spaceflight was Soyuz 28 in 1978.
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FLOWN RUSSIAN SURVIVAL AND RESCUE EQUIPMENT A LIFE PRESERVER CARRIED ON SOYUZ 14 and BEACON CARRIED ON SOYUZ 17 The flown life preserver consists of dual orange 12 inch wide and 34 inch tall
FLOWN RUSSIAN SURVIVAL AND RESCUE EQUIPMENT A LIFE PRESERVER CARRIED ON SOYUZ 14 and BEACON CARRIED ON SOYUZ 17 The flown life preserver consists of dual orange 12 inch wide and 34 inch tall
FLOWN RUSSIAN SURVIVAL AND RESCUE EQUIPMENT A LIFE PRESERVER CARRIED ON SOYUZ 14 and BEACON CARRIED ON SOYUZ 17 The flown life preserver consists of dual orange 12 inch wide and 34 inch tall
FLOWN RUSSIAN SURVIVAL AND RESCUE EQUIPMENT A LIFE PRESERVER CARRIED ON SOYUZ 14 and BEACON CARRIED ON SOYUZ 17 The flown life preserver consists of dual orange 12 inch wide and 34 inch tall
FLOWN RUSSIAN SURVIVAL AND RESCUE EQUIPMENT A LIFE PRESERVER CARRIED ON SOYUZ 14 and BEACON CARRIED ON SOYUZ 17 The flown life preserver consists of dual orange 12 inch wide and 34 inch tall
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