Human Spaceflights

International Flight No. 82

Soyuz T-6



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Launch, orbit and landing data

Launch date:  24.06.1982
Launch time:  16:29 UTC
Launch site:  Baikonur
Launch pad:  1
Altitude:  199 - 249 km
Inclination:  51,6°
Docking Salyut 7:  25.06.1982, 17:46 UTC
Undocking Salyut 7:  02.07.1982, 11:03 UTC
Landing date:  02.07.1982
Landing time:  14:20 UTC
Landing site:  65 km NE of Arkalyk

walkout photo

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alternate crew photo

alternate crew photo


No.   Surname Given names Position Flight No. Duration Orbits
1  Dzhanibekov  Vladimir Aleksandrovich  Commander 3 7d 21h 50m  125 
2  Ivanchenkov  Aleksandr Sergeyevich  Flight Engineer 2 7d 21h 50m  125 
3  Chrétien  Jean-Loup Jacques Marie  Research Cosmonaut 1 7d 21h 50m  125 

Crew seating arrangement

1  Dzhanibekov
2  Ivanchenkov
3  Chrétien
1  Dzhanibekov
2  Ivanchenkov
3  Chrétien

Animations: Soyuz

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Double Crew

No.   Surname Given names Position
1  Kizim  Leonid Denisovich  Commander
2  Soloviyov  Vladimir Alekseyevich  Flight Engineer
3  Baudry  Patrick Pierre Roger  Research Cosmonaut

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Launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome; landing 65 km northeast of Arkalyk.

Following a one day solo flight Soyuz T-6 docked manually with the Salyut 7 space station on June 25, 1982 because of problems with the automatic docking systems. Common work with the first resident crew was done.

Several joint Soviet-French scientific research and experiments, including a series of French echography cardiovascular monitoring system experiments, were performed. Jean-Loup Chrétien was the first French and West European astronaut. While aboard the station, the resident crew afforded him the opportunity to eject Salyut 7's weekly bag of waste into space through the station's small trash airlock. Valentin Lebedev, writing in his diary, quoted Jean-Loup Chrétien as saying Salyut 7 "is simple, doesn't look impressive, but is reliable."

Photos / Drawings

crew in training


Last update on June 25, 2014.