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(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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|Noun||1.||Salyut - either of two Soviet space stations launched in the 1970s|
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