|Mission duration||181 days, 21 hours, 48 minutes,|
|Launch mass||6,850 kilograms (15,100 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||3 April 1984, 13:08:00UTC|
|Launch site||Baikonur 31/6|
|End of mission|
|Landing date||2 October 1984, 10:57:00UTC|
|Landing site||46 kilometres (29 mi) E of Arkalyk|
|Perigee||195 kilometres (121 mi)|
|Apogee||224 kilometres (139 mi)|
|Docking with Salyut 7|
Soyuz T-11 was the 6th expedition to Salyut 7, and carried the first Indian cosmonaut to the Salyut 7 station.
Salyut 7 was unmanned after the undocking of Soyuz T-11 in October 1984 until Soyuz T-13 docked with the station in June 1985. Salyut 7 developed problems during the unmanned time, which meant that the crew of Soyuz T-13 had to perform a manual docking and do repairs to the station.
|Position||Launching crew||Landing crew|
|Flight Engineer||Gennady Strekalov
|Research Cosmonaut||Rakesh Sharma
|Flight Engineer||Georgi Grechko
|Research Cosmonaut||Ravish Malhotra
- Mass: 6850 kg
- Perigee: 195 km
- Apogee: 224 km
- Inclination: 51.6°
- Period: 88.7 minutes
Rakesh Sharma conducted an Earth observation program concentrating on India. He also did life sciences and materials processing experiments, including silicium fusing tests. He is also reported to have experimented with practicing yoga to deal with the effects of prolonged orbital spaceflight.