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Soyuz 40
Part of Salyut Family
First Rumanian astronaut. Docked with Salyut 6. Mission to swap Soyuz lifeboats docked to station.

AKA: Dnepr (Dnieper);Salyut 6 EP-10. Launched: 1981-05-14. Returned: 1981-05-22. Number crew: 2 . Duration: 7.86 days.

Transported to the Salyut-6 orbital station the ninth international crew under the Intercosmos program, comprising L I Popov (USSR), and D. Prunariu (Romania), to conduct scientific research and experiments.


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Family: Manned spaceflight. People: Popov, Prunariu. Spacecraft: Salyut 6.

1981 May 14 - . 17:16 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-U.
  • Soyuz 40 - . Call Sign: Dnepr (Dnieper ). Crew: Popov, Prunariu. Backup Crew: Dediu, Romanenko. Payload: Soyuz 7K-T s/n 56. Mass: 6,800 kg (14,900 lb). Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Dediu, Popov, Prunariu, Romanenko. Agency: MOM. Program: Salyut 6. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spacecraft. Flight: Soyuz 40, Soyuz T-4. Spacecraft Bus: Soyuz. Spacecraft: Soyuz 7K-T. Duration: 7.86 days. Decay Date: 1981-05-22 . USAF Sat Cat: 12454 . COSPAR: 1981-042A. Apogee: 270 km (160 mi). Perigee: 192 km (119 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 89.10 min. Manned two crew. Docked with Salyut 6. Transported to the Salyut-6 orbital station the ninth international crew under the INTERCOSMOS programme, comprising L I Popov (USSR), and D. Prunariu (Romania), to conduct scientific research and experiments..

1981 May 22 - .

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