Current Status - Space Buran 2.02

ORBITER NAME: BURAN 2.02

CONSTRUCTION DATE: 1991?

SPACE FLIGHTS: NONE - CANCELLED

CURRENT LOCATION: TUSHINO MACHINE FACTORY MOSCOW

STATUS: DISMANTLED

PICTURE: Buran 2.02 under construction at the Tushino factory.

PICTURE: Buran 2.02 being stripped of her tiles outside the factory.

PICTURE: Never had a chance, Buran 2.02 under construction at the Tushino factory, soon to get the chop.

Buran 2.02 was the fourth Buran space capable orbiter under construction. She was the second of the newer series of space capable Buran orbiters being built.

At the time of the halting of the Buran-Energia program, Buran 2.02 was under  construction on the factory floor at the Tushino Machine Building Plant just outside of Moscow. Her level of completion was estimated between 10-20 percent.

With funding gone, Buran 2.02 remained unfinished on the factory floor for a number of years. Recently she has been dismantled and moved outside to the back of the premises. She now lies exposed to the elements. Many of her tiles have since been  stripped, such as those shown below can now be bought on the internet.

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