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Soyuz T-11
Part of Salyut Family
Rakesh Sharma
Rakesh Sharma
Soyuz T-11
Credit: RKK Energia
First Indian astronaut. Mission to swap Soyuz lifeboats docked to station.

AKA: Salyut 7 EP-3;Yupiter (Jupiter). Launched: 1984-04-03. Returned: 1984-04-11. Number crew: 3 . Duration: 7.90 days.

The Soviet-Indian international crew comprised ship's commander Y V Malyshev, flight engineer G M Strekalov (USSR) and cosmonaut-researcher R Sharma (India). They docked with the Salyut-7 orbital station to conduct scientific and technical studies and experiments.

Indian cosmonaut Rakesh Sharma conducted an Earth observation program concentrating on India. He also did life sciences and materials processing experiments and became the first yoga practitioner in zero-G.


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Family: Manned spaceflight. People: Malyshev, Sharma, Strekalov. Spacecraft: Soyuz T.
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1984 April 3 - . 13:08 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC31. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-U.
  • Soyuz T-11 - . Call Sign: Yupiter (Jupiter ). Crew: Malyshev, Sharma, Strekalov. Backup Crew: Berezovoi, Grechko, Malhotra. Payload: Soyuz T s/n 17L. Mass: 6,850 kg (15,100 lb). Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Berezovoi, Grechko, Malhotra, Malyshev, Sharma, Strekalov. Agency: MOM. Program: Salyut 7. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spacecraft. Flight: Soyuz T-10, Soyuz T-11. Spacecraft Bus: Soyuz. Spacecraft: Soyuz T. Duration: 181.91 days. Decay Date: 1984-10-02 . USAF Sat Cat: 14872 . COSPAR: 1984-032A. Apogee: 224 km (139 mi). Perigee: 195 km (121 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 88.70 min.

    Manned three crew. Docked with Salyut 7.Transported a Soviet-Indian international crew comprising ship's commander Y V Malyshev, flight engineer G M Strekalov (USSR) and cosmonaut-researcher R Sharma (India) to the SALYUT-7 orbital station to conduct scientific and technical studies and experiments.


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