Salyut 6 (DOS-5)

USSR


Launch, orbit & landing data:

Designation 10382 / 77097A
Launch date - time 29 Sep 1977 - 06:50 UT
Launch site Baikonur, LC81P
Launch vehicle  Proton-K
Dimensions cylinder dia 4.15/2.0m - length 14m
Mass (kg) 18900 kg
Earth orbit:
   - Perigee / Apogee 219 / 275 km
   - Inclination 51.6°
   - Period 89.1 min
Entry ignition date - time 29 Jul 1982
Flight Duration (d:hr:min) 1763 d
Nbr orbits 27785

Salyut 6 Cutaway - The Salyut 6 space station was the the first evolved design with two docking ports. - Credit: RKK Energia.



Summary:

Orbital second-generation space station (two docking ports, permitting to resupply and/or refuel). Unsuccessful attempts of docking of "Soyuz-25"  and "Soyuz-33"  .
Work of crews of piloting spacecrafts and docking with cargo spacecrafts: "Soyuz-26" , "Soyuz-27" , "Progress-1" , "Soyuz-28" ; "Soyuz-29" , "Soyuz-30" , "Progress-2" , "Progress-3" , "Soyuz-31" , "Progress-4" ; "Soyuz-32" , "Progress-5" , "Progress-6"  , pilotness "Soyuz-34" , "Progress-7" ; pilotness "Soyuz-T", "Progress-8" , "Soyuz-35" , "Progress-9" , "Soyuz-36" , "Soyuz-T2" , "Progress-10" , "Soyuz-37" , "Soyuz-38" , "Progress-11" ; "Soyuz-T3" , "Progress-12" , "Soyuz-T4" , "Soyuz-39" , "Soyuz-40" , "Cosmos-1267" .
Salyut was 676 days manned.

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