Tsiolkovsky Interplanetary Ship

Scale model
Date of appearance: 1963
Developer: Moscow Experimental Factory of Visual Aids
Manufacturer: Moscow Experimental Factory of Visual Aids
Designer: Konstantin Tsiolkovsky
Made in: Moscow, USSR
Dimensions: 0.35 × 1.24 m
Weight: 15.7 kg
Materials: metal, plastic, plexiglas
Tags: cosmos, birthofnewage, polytech, space


This spaceship model was created on the basis of numerous descriptions and sketches published in the works of Konstantin Tsiolkovsky between 1896 and 1923. The spaceship is divided into two main parts: the engine with fuel tanks and the residential zone. Each of these, in turn, are further divided into two compartments. At the very top, there are reserves of food and water, the manual control, the space suits and the gateway for the spacewalks. In the next compartment, there are anti-g baths filled with a liquid of a specific density which had to neutralize harmful effects of acceleration. In the two lower compartments are located, respectively, fuel pumps, tanks for fuels and oxidizing agents, as well as a combustion chamber, which was called the blast pipe in the original papers. Since the beginning of the XX century Konstantin Tsiolkovsky developed the interplanetary spaceship design. In the manufacture of this scale model, engineers from the Moscow Experimental Factory of Visual Aids have relied on his drawings, prepared for the 30 years of hard work. Evidence that Tsiolkovsky manufactured the scale models himself have not yet been found.

Tsiolkovsky Interplanetary Ship
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