Question about Soyuz Systems

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I got a rather short question: What is the source of the gamma-rays in the Landing Altitmeter "Kaktus-2V" in the Soyuz capsule? A cathode tube or an Element? Cobalt-60 probably?
 
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IIRC it is Cobalt-60
 

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Thanks Loru!

Now I got another question about what could be seen on the engineering camera during the ISS photography:

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On this picture, in the top right quadrant, you can see the word Разворот, which Google translates to "turn".
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Here, the same line says ВКЛ ДПО which is VKL DPO. Vertical DPO maybe? As the DPO is a set of engines on the Soyuz, does the line in the "HUD" maybe show if the RCS is in Rotational or Translational mode?
 

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Разворот doesn't mean turn, Раворот means turn.

For the VKL DPO thing, I read somewhere that it shows that the DPO maneuvering engines are on.
When it shows "+Y", that means the engines on the top of the ship are on, so it'll move in "-Y" direction (Stands somewhere on a russian spaceflight forum).
 
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Вкл=short for включено, turned on, enabled.
ДПО=Двигатели Причаливания и Ориентации, docking and orientation engines.

Разворот can also mean rotation, turn around, change of direction.
 

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Разворот means usually "Rotation" in Russian spacecraft. (If you have engineering background, you can see above Разворот are rotation rates)
 

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Yeah, I know the little omegas as the symbol for angular velocity (in physics), I had assumed that they show the rates :).
 

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A pity you can't display Cyrillic on Orbiter's HUD ;)
 

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Oh. A special font with the SketchPad drawing method ?
 
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