Salyut 3 (Almaz-2)

USSR


Launch, orbit & landing data:

Designation 07342 / 74046A
Launch date - time 24 Jun 1974 - 22:38 UT
Launch site Baikonur, LC81/23
Launch vehicle  Proton-K
Mass (kg) 18500 kg
Earth orbit on :
   - Perigee / Apogee 219 / 270 km
   - Inclination 51.6°
   - Period 89.1 min
Entry ignition date - time 23 Jan 1975 - UT
Decay date - time 24 Jan 1975 - UT
Reentry location Pacific Ocean
Flight Duration (d:hr:min) 212 d (214d?)
Nbr orbits 


Forward view of the Almaz forward hatch. In the original design, the forward tunnel would have led to the aft hatch of the VA crew return capsule. The station was flown without this capsule, a Soyuz being used to shuttle them to the station and back to earth.


Summary:

Military orbital first-generation space station (one docking port, could not be resupplied or refueled). Another name "Almaz-2". Work of crew of spacecraft "Soyuz-14"  . Unsuccessful docking of "Soyuz-15" 

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