|Mission duration||62 days, 22 hours, 41 minutes, 22 seconds|
|Launch mass||6,850 kilograms (15,100 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||8 February 1984, 12:07:26UTC|
|Launch site||Baikonur 31/6|
|End of mission|
|Landing date||11 April 1984, 10:48:48UTC|
|Landing site||160 km E of Dzhezkazgan
(145 km SE of Dzhezkazgan?)
|Perigee||199 kilometres (124 mi)|
|Apogee||219 kilometres (136 mi)|
|Docking with Salyut 7|
|Position||Launching crew||Landing crew|
|Flight Engineer||Vladimir Solovyov
|Research Cosmonaut||Oleg Atkov
|Flight Engineer||Viktor Savinykh|
|Research Cosmonaut||Valeri Polyakov|
- Mass: 6850 kg
- Perigee: 199 km
- Apogee: 219 km
- Inclination: 51.6°
- Period: 88.7 minutes
Fifth expedition to Salyut 7. Visited by 6th and 7th expeditions.
The three-person Mayak crew entered the darkened Salyut 7 station carrying flashlights. The cosmonauts commented on the burnt-metal odor of the drogue docking unit. By 17 February, Salyut 7 was fully reactivated, and the cosmonauts had settled into a routine. Physician Oleg Atkov did household chores and monitored his own health and that of his colleagues, who conducted experiments.
During the previous year a fuel line on the station had ruptured. Kizim and Solovyov carried out three EVAs to try to fix the problem during the mission.
First Indian in space
With this mission, Rakesh Sharma was the first Indian in space. The original Soyuz T-10 capsule is displayed at Nehru Planetarium, New Delhi, India. His conversation with Prime Minister Indira Gandhi can be heard at the display as well.
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