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A: What is this long truss associated with Mir?

blobbymcblobbyUpdated answer: Mayak (Lighthouse/beacon) or URS truss, mounted on Salyut-7 in May 1986. Unfortunately, it is not the Sofora Arm, but the predecessor to it. From EVA's carried out from May 28 1986 to May 31 1986, Cosmonauts Leonid Kizim and Vladimir Soloviyov installed the URS (also known as Ma...

maybe I'm missing something, so what is its function? just a construction method test or a vibration test or something to do with a beacon?
@DrSheldon lol if it's any consolation, Space was linked to 2 days ago here: stackoverflow.blog/2021/05/14/…
 
 
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12:04 PM
Offtopic: If a celestial body appears to remain at the same position throughout the night, then I'm probably looking at a geosynchronous satelllite, right?
Or should I try the Astronomy chat ?
 

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