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Soyuz T-7
Part of Salyut Family
Second woman in space, launched for propaganda purposes ahead of first flight of NASA female astronauts aboard the shuttle. Mission to swap Soyuz lifeboats docked to station.

AKA: Dnepr (Dnieper);Salyut 7 EP-2. Launched: 1982-08-19. Returned: 1982-08-27. Number crew: 3 . Duration: 7.91 days.

Soyuz T-7 carried Svetlana Savitskaya, Leonid Popov, Alexander Serebrov to Salyut 7 to conduct scientific and technical research and experiments.

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

Svetlana Savitskaya was the first woman to visit space in 20 years, and was included in the crew specifically to upstage the Americans from accomplishing the same feat. She was given the orbital module of Soyuz T-7 for privacy. The Soyuz T-7 crew delivered experiments and mail from home to the EO-1 crew. On August 21 the five cosmonauts traded seat liners between the Soyuz-Ts. The EP-2 crew undocked in Soyuz T-5, leaving the newer Soyuz T-7 spacecraft as a lifeboat for the long-duration crew.


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Family: Manned spaceflight. People: Popov, Savitskaya, Serebrov. Spacecraft: Soyuz T.

1982 August 19 - . 17:11 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-U.
  • Soyuz T-7 - . Call Sign: Dnepr (Dnieper ). Crew: Popov, Savitskaya, Serebrov. Backup Crew: Pronina, Romanenko, Savinykh. Payload: Soyuz T s/n 12L. Mass: 6,850 kg (15,100 lb). Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Popov, Pronina, Romanenko, Savinykh, Savitskaya, Serebrov. Agency: MOM. Program: Salyut 7. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spacecraft. Flight: Soyuz T-5, Soyuz T-7. Spacecraft Bus: Soyuz. Spacecraft: Soyuz T. Duration: 113.08 days. Decay Date: 1982-12-10 . USAF Sat Cat: 13425 . COSPAR: 1982-080A. Apogee: 299 km (185 mi). Perigee: 289 km (179 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 90.30 min. Docked with Salyut 7. Carried Svetlana Savitskaya, Leonid Popov, Alexander Serebrov to Salyut 7 to conduct scientific and technical research and experiments..

1982 August 27 - .

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