Soyuz T-10

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Soyuz T-10
COSPAR ID1984-014A
SATCAT no.14701
Mission duration62 days, 22 hours, 41 minutes, 22 seconds
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeSoyuz-T
ManufacturerNPO Energia
Launch mass6,850 kilograms (15,100 lb)
Crew size3
LaunchingLeonid Kizim
Vladimir Solovyov
Oleg Atkov
LandingYury Malyshev
Gennady Strekalov
Rakesh Sharma
CallsignMayak (Beacon)
Start of mission
Launch date8 February 1984, 12:07:26 (1984-02-08UTC12:07:26Z) UTC
Launch siteBaikonur 31/6
End of mission
Landing date11 April 1984, 10:48:48 (1984-04-11UTC10:48:49Z) UTC
Landing site160 km E of Dzhezkazgan
(145 km SE of Dzhezkazgan?)[citation needed]
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee199 kilometres (124 mi)
Apogee219 kilometres (136 mi)
Inclination51.6 degrees
Period88.7 minutes
Docking with Salyut 7
Soyuz programme
(Manned missions)

Soyuz T-10 was the fifth expedition to the Salyut 7 space station. It entered a darkened and empty station because of the loss of Soyuz T-10-1. It was visited by the sixth and seventh expeditions. During the course of the cosmonauts stay, three extravehicular activities took place to repair a fuel line.


Position Launching crew Landing crew
Commander Leonid Kizim
Second spaceflight
Yury Malyshev
Second and last spaceflight
Flight Engineer Vladimir Solovyov
First spaceflight
Gennady Strekalov
Third spaceflight
Research Cosmonaut Oleg Atkov
Only spaceflight
Rakesh Sharma
Only 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]

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.

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