Bion No.11

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Bion 11 was a Russian space mission that was part of the Bion series of space flights.

Mission[edit]

It carried newts, snails, Drosophila flies and other insects, bacteria, and two macaque monkeys (Macaca mulatta), Lapik and Multik. Both monkeys were safe at landing but Multik died of a heart attack during medical tests under general anaesthetic on 8 January 1997.

Details[edit]

  • Launch date: 24 December 1996.
  • Launch Site: Plesetsk.
  • Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U.
  • Perigee: 216 km.
  • Apogee: 375 km.
  • Inclination: 62.8 deg.
  • Duration: 14.00 days.

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