Country : Kazakhstan
Face value : 50 tenge
Diameter : 31mm
Thickness : 2mm
Weight : 11.17 grams
Circulation : 100,000 pieces
Quality : Uncirculated
Energuia-Burán space program was a true summit of science
cosmic and aerospace technology of the Soviet Union, since
Burán (“blizzard”, “snow storm”) was presented as the first and
only partially reusable vehicle in a series of ships that have never
came to completion.
Energuia-Burán program was created in the USSR as a military project
to build a multipurpose space shuttle (orbiter) for
vehicles of different types that were capable of carrying into orbit
the Earth and bring back to the surface cosmic objects of
First successful launch took place at the Baikonur Cosmodrome,
the largest polygon in the world located in the middle of the steppes of
Kazakhstan, November 15, 1998.
collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 and economic difficulties
They made only one test flight of this thing to be carried out.
space program, officially canceled in 1993. The program
Energuia-Burán was the most expensive, elaborate and complex project of the
Russian cosmonautics, but also the least known.