Soyuz TM-16

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Soyuz TM-16
COSPAR ID1993-005A
SATCAT no.22319Edit this on Wikidata
Members2 launched / 3 landed




Mission highlights


16th expedition to Mir.

First Soyuz without a probe and drogue docking system since 1976. It carried an APAS-89 androgynous docking unit different from the APAS-75 unit used for ASTP in 1975, yet similar in general principles. Soyuz-TM 16 used it to dock with an androgynous docking port on the Kristall module. This was a test of the docking system in preparation for dockings by space shuttles with Mir.