Soyuz 24

USSR


International Flight n: 62

Earth orbit Flight n: 59

USSR launch Flight n: 31


Launch, orbit & landing data:

Designation 09804 / 77008A
Launch date - time 07 Feb 1977 - 16:10 UT
Launch site Baikonur, LC1
Launch vehicle  Soyuz 11A511U
OKB name - S/N Soyuz 7K-T/A9 s/n 66
Basic shape  Sphere-cylinder + 2 wings
Dimension (m) 7.5 long, 2.3 dia
Mass (kg) 6800 kg
Flight Crew
(EO-2)
 Gorbatko, Viktor V. (CDR)
Glazkov, Yuri N. (FE)
Call Sign Terek (Terek River)
Backup crew Berezovoi, Lisum M.
Earth orbit on Feb 7.9:
   - Perigee / Apogee 173 x 323 km
   - Eccentricity 0.011
   - Inclination 51.62°
   - Period 89.40 min

Docking & landing data:

Docking date - time 08 Feb 1977 - 19:12 UT
Target spacecraft Salyut 5
Docking orbit on Feb 12.3:
   - Perigee / Apogee 251 x 258 km
   - Eccentricity 0.001
   - Inclination 51.58°
   - Period 89.53 min
Undocking date - time 25 Feb 1977 - 06:21 UT
Landing date - time 25 Feb 1977 - 09:38 UT
Landing location 51N, 68E
36km NE of Arkalyk
Flight Duration (d:hr:min) 17:17:25:58 (17.7 days)
Nbr orbits 285

Flight Crew

Nr. Surname Given name Job Duration Orbits
1  Gorbatko  Viktor Vasiliyevich  Commander 17d 17h 26m  285 
2  Glazkov  Yuri Nikolayevich  Flight engineer 17d 17h 26m  285 

Backup Crew: Berezovoi, Lisun. Support Crew: Kozelsky, Preobrazhensky.

Flight:

Docking with Salyut 5 after 6 month of inoccupation, on second flight day; repairing work on the station; then scientific experiments for solar studies.

Almaz right exterior Aft view of the Almaz, showing the propellant tanks and the '11F668' article number on its side.

Summary: A busy, successful mission, accomplishing nearly as much as the earlier Soyuz 21's 50 day mission.
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