Interiors design 1963-1964 г.

“Soyuz-1” (Union-1) – “Soyuz-40” (Union-40) flights 1967 г. – 1981 г.

1-ый эскиз Орбитального отсека корабля “Союз”, 1963г.
The "Soyuz" (Union) spaceship orbital compartment first sketch, 1963.
Схема корабля “Союз”
The "Soyuz" (Union) spaceship scheme
2-ой вариант интерьера Орбитального отсека  “Союза” 1963г. Левый и правый борт
The "Soyuz" (Union) spaceship orbital compartment second sketch, 1963. Left and right sides

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.

Orbital compartment interior details

Верхняя часть “Серванта”
The "Cupboard" upper part
Пульт Орбитального отсека
The orbital compartment control
Передняя панель “Серванта”, слева - насос питьевого устройства; под насосом - решетка вентилятора, справа - ящики для бытовых вещей
The front "cupboard" panel. There is the drinking water device pump on the left; the fan protector under the pump. And there are boxes for household items on the right.
3-ий вариант  интерьера Орбитального отсека корабля “Союз”, утвержденный С. П. Королевым 18 февраля 1964г.
The "Soyuz" (Union) spaceship orbital compartment third sketch, which was approved by Sergey Korolev February 18, 1964.
Определение наименьшего объема Орбитального отсека различной конфигурации для 1 человека
Determining the least amount of space for 1 person in the different configuration Orbital compartment
Определение наименьшего объема Орбитального отсека различной конфигурации для 2-х, 3-х человек
Determining the least amount of space for 2 and 3 persons in the different configuration Orbital compartment