Luziycan Space Agency
|Lusatskoye kosmicheskoye agentstvo|
The Luziycan Space Agency (Luziycan: Lusatskoye kosmicheskoye agentstvo, LKA, Western Argilian: Οργανισμός Διαστάματος τας Λουζίας, ΟΔΛ, Organismós Diastámatos tas Louzías, ODL, Mirakian: Lusatska vesoljska agencija, LVA) is Luziyca's administering body for its space program.
It is headquartered in Bethlehem, Luziyca. However, mission control is located in Semprihevosk. The primary launch site is the Kuraga Space Center at the Kuraga Joint Base in Mazaristan for non-polar geocentric orbits, while their main polar orbit launch site is at the Ishim Space Center in Yansa.
Due to growing interest in space exploration by other countries, the Luziycan Space Agency was established in 1960. In 1962 the first Luziycan, Mikhail Lipin was launched into space aboard the Sfera from Kuraga.
In the late 1960s, the Luziycan government made plans to land people on Favillum, but they were abandoned in 1971 in favor of developing their space shuttle program. However, their rocket that was intended to be used in their lunar program, Uran was put into use to create one of the first space stations, Kosmoslab, which was put into orbit in 1976, and was inhabited for three missions between 1976 and 1978 (Kosmos 1, 2, and 3).
In 1979, the first Luziycan space shuttle, Nadezhda was launched from the Kuraga Space Center. The first several missions involved inhabitation of Kosmoslab, with Kosomos 4 through 7 taking place between 1979 and 1984. During the early 1980s, three more shuttles: Orel (1981), Lyubopytstvo (1983), and Znaniye (1985) were launched for the first time. In 1989, the Zarya space station began to be built.
On June 22, 2005, Znaniye landed for the last time (after the final mission to Zarya), ending the space shuttle program, with the plan to replace the shuttle program with the Enterprise program. The goal of the Enterprise program was to send Luziycans on an orbital mission around Favillum by 2025, and for a landing by 2048. In 2007, the Zarya Space Station was deorbited.
In 2010, the first test flight was made in the Enterprise program using the Exerevnitis. While plans were underway to conduct test flights from the Kuraga Space Center, the outbreak of the Mazari Civil War caused substantial delays, as it was no longer safe to use the Kuraga Space Center: as the Ishim Space Center primarily did polar flights, and their launch pads had not been upgraded to support the spacecraft, the next test flight only took place in 2014, when the launch pads were completed.
- Enterprise - goal to orbit Favilium by 2025, and land on it by 2048