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Soyuz T-8
Part of Salyut Family
Unsuccessful mission. Igla approach system antenna was damaged during ascent; failed to rendezvous with Salyut 7. Further attempts to man Salyut 7 could not take place for two months because of launch and abort lighting constraints.

AKA: Okean (Ocean). Launched: 1983-04-20. Returned: 1983-04-22. Number crew: 3 . Duration: 2.01 days.

Recovered April 22, 1983 13:29 GMT, 113 km SE Arkalyk.

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

The Soviets attempted to man Salyut 7 with the three-person crew of Soyuz T-8 on April 21. However, the Igla approach system antenna was damaged during ascent. The crew attempted a manual docking, but were forced to call it off and return to Earth. Further attempts to man Salyut 7 could not take place for two months because of launch and abort lighting constraints.


More at: Soyuz T-8.

Family: Manned spaceflight. People: Serebrov, Strekalov, Titov, Vladimir. Country: Russia. Spacecraft: Soyuz T. Launch Sites: Baikonur. Agency: MOM.

1983 April 20 - . 13:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-U.
1983 April 22 - .

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