Interiors design 1963-1964 г.
“Soyuz-1” (Union-1) – “Soyuz-40” (Union-40) flights 1967 г. – 1981 г.
The “Soyuz” (Union) spaceship Orbital Compartment interior first version was made at home during the weekend. It was demonstrated to the Chief Designer on Monday and it was accepted as a basis.
The first model of the orbital compartment was made on the basis of this design in the maquette department. The model was approved by Sergey Korolev. But later he asked to make the interior of the HC (in those days the Orbital Compartment was called the Household Compartment) “more modern”. Galina Balashova has made two other versions of the Orbital Compartment design. One of them was approved by Sergey Korolev in february 1964.
From now on all modifications of the Spaceships “Soyuz” (Union) have the Orbital Compartments that look similar. On the left side there was “cupboard” to accommodate the space for instruments, equipment and household items, on the right side there was “sofa” as another space for equipment of the Orbital Compartment.
The configuration of the “cupboard” and the “sofa” could be changed. It depended on the amount of equipment and its combination. But the main concept of the arrangement inside the Orbital Compartment was the same. There was a manhole in the landing craft on the floor. And at the top of the compartment there were handrails and 4 portholes. There was the landing manhole in the Spaceship “Soyuz” (Union) in the underside of the Orbital Compartment.