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Salyut

(sælˈjuːt)
n
(Astronomy) any of a series of seven Soviet space stations. The first was launched into earth orbit in April 1971 and the last was launched in April 1982. The Salyut programme led to the Mir space station
[C20: Russian: salute]
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Noun1.Salyut - either of two Soviet space stations launched in the 1970s
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The story of the Soyuz and Salyut programs is highly superficial, neglecting, for example, the link between Soyuz and the N-1 Moon rocket program and the fact that Salyuts 3 and 5 were components of a separate military space-station program.