Launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome; landing
180 km southeast of Dzheskasgan.
Following a one day solo flight Soyuz
T-14 docked with Salyut 7 on September 18, 1985. Main goal was a partly
exchange of current resident crew
) and to receive Kosmos 1686, a modified
. Kosmos 1686 contained 4,500 kg (9,900 lb) of
freight, including large items like a girder to be assembled outside Salyut 7,
and the Kristallizator materials processing apparatus.
the Earth surface was done. Observation of mechanical and electronical
behaviour of enlarged space station (Kosmos 1686) was part of the scientific
program. A premature return to Earth because of seriously illness of Vladimir
was needed. He was suffering from a very bad urinary
tract infection and had a high fever as well. It took nearly six weeks of
antibiotics once back on the ground before he was better.
and tests for the planned space station MIR and
were not accomplished.