Patriot Park Space Museum

Kubinka Patriot Park permanent exhibition dedicated to military and civilian satellites and systems is located in a separate pavilion and on an outdoor area. Type Yuri Gagarin the first manned spacecraft with a seat ejected upon landing. A test spaceship piloted by a monkey (just kidding). Soviet famous super-secret spy satellites Zenit and Yantar class. Cold War nuclear submarine communications system and modern Glonass (Russian GPS) system. Real lunar rovers and a manned landing craft, the Soviet answer to America. On holidays and during special events, the pavilion features original color lighting and films from chronicles. The outdoor exhibition features two launch vehicles.

Russian Spacecraft, communications, navigation and reconnaissance satellites in Patriot Park museum

Spacecraft, communications, navigation and reconnaissance satellites

During the Army Forum, temporary exhibitions on military space topics are available in the Patriot Park Expo pavilions and outdoor area. The launch sites, the Flight Control Center and the Command and Measurement Complex have their own exhibitions. Space design bureaus show their new developments. The main Military Space Academy named after A. Mozhaisky tells the story and recruits cadets from Russia and around the world.

Patriot Park Space museum

Military Spacecraft list and description.
Soviet/ Russian military Intelligence service (GRU General staff):
– Satellite reconnaissance 1-st generation “Zenith” class
– Satellite reconnaissance 3-d generation “Cobalt”

– “Glonass” (Russian Navstar) GPS military system
– “Mozhaets” – military academy training satellite

– Navy: ships and submarine communication systems
– “Lutch” spacecraft re-translator

Moon program:
– “Lunnik” – maned spacecraft for the Moon
– “Lunahod-2” – self-propelled spacecraft for the Moon

– Monkey spacecraft

– “Vostok” – Gagarin spacecraft series

Hall N 1 The military spacecrafts exhibits list

  • photo-reconnaissance satellites
  • communication satellites
  • satellite repeaters
  • rocket carriers
  • manned spacecrafts (Gagarin pilot cabine)
  • Lunokhod-2 (Moon carier)
  • “Zenith-2”,  the first generation soviet photo-reconnaissance satellite based on “Vostok” module
  • “Lazur” (civilian nickname) the second (Yantar-2KS filmed) /third generation (optical-electrical 4KS) soviet photo-reconnaissance satellite
  • “Vostok” (Gagarin manned spacecraft)
  • “SK-1” astronaut suit
  • “Glonass-M” (Russian national GPS, global navigation system) spacecraft
  • “Selena” Low orbit (800 km) Communication spacecraft
  • “Selena-2”  Low orbit (1500 km) Communication spacecraft
  • “Forpost” Low orbit (1000 km) Navy (submarine) navigation/ communication spacecraft
  • “Cyclone”  same as above
  • “Luch” retranslated communication satellite (36000 km geostationary orbit)
  • “Luch-2”  telecommunication satellite (36000 km geostationary orbit), for “Soyuz”, “Progress” etc.
  • “Raduga 1M” multi-function (inc. TV) communication satellite (36000 km geostationary orbit)
  • “Lira” calibration (adjustment) satellite
  • “GEO-IK” geophysical / geodesic (gravity field measurement) satellite (low orbit -1500 km)
  • R7 carrier rocket (launch vehicle), Gagarin  booster (8K71), scale model
  • “Hangara”, A1.1, A1.2, A3, A5.. heavy booster, scale models
  • “Cyclone”  booster, scale model
  • “Molniya-M”  – same
  • “Vostok-2M” – same
  • “Soyuz-2” – same
  • Spacecraft for Monkey (!)
  • “Lunokhod-1” (Moon carrier)
  • “Lunik” Moon manned (!) soviet spacecraft

In fact, this large, unique space exhibit is its own large museum inside Patriot Park. Probably, the idea was to make an analogue of the French Air and Space Museum in Le Bourget near Paris. You can compare and draw your own conclusions.