Soviet space station Salyut 6 is launched

Soviet space station Salyut 6 is launched

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It was the first of second-generation space stations. It possessed several design advances. These included a second docking port, a new main propulsion system and the multispectral telescope. The addition of the second docking port made crew handovers and station resupply by unmanned Progress freighters.

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