Human Spaceflights

International Flight No. 84

Soyuz T-7

Soyuz T-5
Dnieper

USSR

Launch, orbit and landing data

Launch date:  19.08.1982
Launch time:  17:11 UTC
Launch site:  Baikonur
Launch pad:  1
Altitude:  202 - 235 km
Inclination:  51,6
Docking Salyut 7:  20.08.1982, 18:32 UTC
Undocking Salyut 7:  10.12.1982, 15:45 UTC
Landing date:  27.08.1982
Landing time:  15:04 UTC
Landing site:  190 km E of Dzheskasgan

walkout photo

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Crew

No.   Surname Given names Position Flight No. Duration Orbits
1  Popov  Leonid Ivanovich  Commander 3 7d 21h 52m  126 
2  Serebrov  Aleksandr Aleksandrovich  Flight Engineer 1 7d 21h 52m  126 
3  Savitskaya  Svetlana Yevgeniyevna  Research Cosmonaut 1 7d 21h 52m  126 

Crew seating arrangement

Launch
1  Popov
2  Serebrov
3  Savitskaya
Landing
1  Berezovoy
2  Lededev
3  

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Double Crew

No.   Surname Given names Position
1  Vasyutin  Vladimir Vladimirovich  Commander
2  Savinykh  Viktor Petrovich  Flight Engineer
3  Pronina  Irina Rudolfovna  Research Cosmonaut

Flight

Launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome; landing with Soyuz T-5 spacecraft 190 km east of Dzheskasgan.

Following a one day solo flight Soyuz T-7 docked with the Salyut 7 space station on August 20, 1982.

During the next five days the crew performed common work with the first resident crew. The crew delivered experiments and mail to the station. The crew also conducted scientific and technical research and experiments, especially in the field of microgravity.

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 first resident crew of Salyut 7 crew. On August 21, 1982 the five cosmonauts traded seat liners between the Soyuz-T's. The Soyuz T-7 crew undocked in Soyuz T-5, leaving the newer Soyuz T-7 spacecraft as a lifeboat for the long-duration crew.

Photos / Drawings

life onboard
 

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Last update on June 25, 2014.