Soyuz T-10

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This article is about the successful mission. For the failed mission originally designated Soyuz T-10, see Soyuz 7K-ST No. 16L.
Soyuz T-10
Mission duration 62 days, 22 hours, 41 minutes, 22 seconds
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type Soyuz-T
Manufacturer NPO Energia
Launch mass 6,850 kilograms (15,100 lb)
Crew
Crew size 3
Launching Leonid Kizim
Vladimir Solovyov
Oleg Atkov
Landing Yuri Malyshev
Gennady Strekalov
Rakesh Sharma
Callsign Mayak (Beacon)
Start of mission
Launch date 8 February 1984, 12:07:26 (1984-02-08UTC12:07:26Z) UTC
Rocket Soyuz-U
Launch site Baikonur 31/6
End of mission
Landing date 11 April 1984, 10:48:48 (1984-04-11UTC10:48:49Z) UTC
Landing site 160 km E of Dzhezkazgan
(145 km SE of Dzhezkazgan?)[citation needed]
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth
Perigee 199 kilometres (124 mi)
Apogee 219 kilometres (136 mi)
Inclination 51.6 degrees
Period 88.7 minutes
Docking with Salyut 7

Soyuz programme
(Manned missions)
← Unnumbered Soyuz T-11

Fifth expedition to Salyut 7 entering darkened station because of loss of Soyuz T-10-1. Visited by 6th and 7th expeditions.

Crew[edit]

Position Launching crew Landing crew
Commander Leonid Kizim
Second spaceflight
Yuri Malyshev
Second spaceflight
Flight Engineer Vladimir Solovyov
First spaceflight
Gennady Strekalov
Third spaceflight
Research Cosmonaut Oleg Atkov
First spaceflight
Rakesh Sharma
First spaceflight
India India

Backup crew[edit]

Position Crew
Commander Vladimir Vasyutin
Flight Engineer Viktor Savinykh
Research Cosmonaut Valeri Polyakov

Mission parameters[edit]

  • Mass: 6850 kg
  • Perigee: 199 km
  • Apogee: 219 km
  • Inclination: 51.6°
  • Period: 88.7 minutes

Mission highlights[edit]

The Soyuz T-10 capsule at Nehru Planetarium, New Delhi, India.

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[edit]

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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