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Soyuz T-6
Part of Salyut Family
Salyut 7 EP-1
Salyut 7 EP-1
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First French astronaut. Mission to swap Soyuz lifeboats docked to station.

AKA: Pamir (Pamirs);Salyut 7 EP-1. Launched: 1982-06-24. Returned: 1982-07-02. Number crew: 3 . Duration: 7.91 days.

Transported to the Salyut-7 orbital station the Soviet-French international crew, comprising V A Dzhanibekov (USSR), A S Ivanchenkov (USSR) and Jean-Loup Chretien (France) to conduct scientific research and experiments.

Narrative (adapted from D S F Portree's Mir Hardware Heritage, NASA RP-1357, 1995)

During the stay of the Visiting Expedition, the EO-1 crew gave visiting Frenchman Jean-Loup Chretien 'the honor' of ejecting a satellite -- Salyut 7's weekly bag of waste -- from the small trash airlock. In his diary, Lebedev quoted Chretien as saying Salyut 7 'is simple, doesn't look impressive, but is reliable.'


More at: Soyuz T-6.

Family: Manned spaceflight. People: Chretien, Dzhanibekov, Ivanchenkov. Spacecraft: Soyuz T.

1982 June 24 - . 16:29 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-U.
  • Soyuz T-6 - . Call Sign: Pamir (Pamirs ). Crew: Chretien, Dzhanibekov, Ivanchenkov. Backup Crew: Baudry, Kizim, Solovyov, Vladimir. Payload: Soyuz T s/n 9L. Mass: 6,850 kg (15,100 lb). Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Baudry, Chretien, Dzhanibekov, Ivanchenkov, Kizim, Solovyov, Vladimir. Agency: MOM. Program: Salyut 7. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spacecraft. Flight: Soyuz T-5, Soyuz T-6. Spacecraft Bus: Soyuz. Spacecraft: Soyuz T. Duration: 7.91 days. Decay Date: 1982-07-02 . USAF Sat Cat: 13292 . COSPAR: 1982-063A. Apogee: 233 km (144 mi). Perigee: 189 km (117 mi). Inclination: 51.7000 deg. Period: 88.70 min.

    Manned three crew. Docked with Salyut 7. Transported to the Salyut-7 orbital station the Soviet-French international crew, comprising V A Dzhanibekov (USSR), A S Ivanchenkov (USSR) and Jean-Loup Chretien (France) to conduct scientific research and experiments.


1982 July 2 - .

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