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DESCRIPTION TAKEN FROM:
http://www.russianspaceweb.com/mir.html
kvant-1

Origianally designed for the Salyut-7, the Mir predecessor, the Kvant
module stuck on the ground until the new station is ready. The the oldest
Mir's module was carrying the first set of gyrodines, a complex
mechanical wheels, which for the first time allowing Soviet orbital
station to maintain its attitude in space without firing its thrusters
and consuming precious propellant. Kvant-1 also brought a deployable
solar panel, which would be installed on the station's exterior.
SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR - N1ORC
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