The LK-1 had its origin in several early 1960s spacecraft projects under the generic names of kosmoplans and raketoplans.
In 1965 the project was cancelled in favour of the Soyuz 7K-L1 spacecraft.
Further developments came as the LK-700 direct-descent lunar lander program.
An drawing of a VA spacecraft: The VA capsule is on the lower right, while the braking engines are located on top of the long "nose section". The launch escape system (not shown) would have been attached on top of the nose section.
The spacecraft consisted of the following modules: