Radar data from the large earth-facing antenna are beamed to earth via Potok geostationary satellites using the flat rectangular antenna mounted on the vertical mast at the front of the station. All work on Almaz was suspended by a decree of the Central Committee issued on 19 December 1981.Credit: Khrunichev Russian civilian surveillance radar satellite. Only after the deaths of Chelomei and Ustinov (they died the same year two weeks apart) did new Chief Designer Gerbert Yefremov manage to convince Minister of Defense Sokolov that the program needed to be continued.
Nezirovic has been charged with war crimes against civilians in the Derventa and Bosanski Brod area. Nezirovic, a former military police officer with Bosnian Croat forces, is suspected of taking part in the abuse of Serb civilians in the Rabic camp in Derventa from April to July 1992.Testifying at the trial of Almaz Nezirovic, Marko Markovic said that he, his father, and cousin and were taken away from their homes and sent to the Yugoslav National Army Center on May 11, 1992.He said they spent three days in the center before being transferred to the Rabic military hangar.The order was ignored, with extraordinary measures being taken to keep the station inside the shroud at normal temperatures despite hot summer days of 42 degrees C. Minister of General Machine Building Baklanov was at Baikonur, and he finally agreed to allow launch of the spacecraft. The VPK Military-Industrial Commission's resolution 126 of 12 April 1986 revived the Almaz program.
To the designers' surprise, the Almaz was in decent condition (in contrast to its fairing, which had been used as a toilet).
The satellite functioned from 25 July 1987 to 30 July 1989. The satellite had an improved radar resolution of 10-12 m, with data streamed directly to users via transponder satellites.
This spacecraft was instrumental in the rescue of an expedition lost on the ice of Antarctica aboard the ship Mikhail Somov.
But the second stage did not separate for the first time in many years and the same self-destruct charges destroyed the Almaz.
The next Almaz-T was erected on the launch pad on June 25, 1987.
The results of the manned Almaz flights showed that manned reconnaissance from space was not worth the expense. They authorized him to prepare for launch the station that had collected dust for six years at the Baikonur test range.