Soyuz 29

USSR


International Flight nº: 67

Earth orbit Flight nº: 64

USSR launch Flight nº: 36


Launch & orbit data:

Designation 10952 / 78061A
Launch date - time 15 Jun 1978 - 20:16:45 UT
Launch site Baikonur, LC1
Launch vehicle  Soyuz 11A511U
OKB name - S/N° Soyuz 7K-T s/n 46
Basic shape  Sphere-cylinder + 2 wings
Dimension (m) 7.5 long, 2.3 dia
Mass (kg) 6570? kg
Launch Crew (EO-2) Kovalyonok, Vladimir V. (CDR)
Ivanchenkov, Aleksandr S. (FE)
Call Sign Foton (Photon)
Backup crew Lyakhov, Ryumin
Earth orbit on Jun 16.0:
   - Perigee / Apogee 193 x 248 km
   - Eccentricity 0.004
   - Inclination 51.63°
   - Period 88.85 min

Docking & landing data:

Docking date - time 16 Jun 1978 - 21:58:14 UT
Target spacecraft/port Salyut 6/ fore
Docking orbit on Jun 22.6:
   - Perigee / Apogee 338 x 353 km
   - Eccentricity 0.001
   - Inclination 51.63°
   - Period 91.39 min
Undocking date - time 03 Sep 1978 - ~08:20 UT
Deorbit burn date - time 03 Sep 1978 - 10:52:08
Landing date - time 03 Sep 1978 - 11:40:34 UT
Landing location 46°N, 69°E
Flight Duration (d:hr:min) 79d 15h 23m 49s (79.64 days)
Nbr orbits 
Landing crew Bykovsky, Jähn
 (crew S-31)

Flight Crew

Nr. Surname Given name Job Duration Orbits
1  Kovalyonok  Vladimir Vasiliyevich  Commander 139d 14h 48m  2203 
2  Ivanchenkov  Aleksandr Sergeyevich  Flight engineer 139d 14h 48m  2203 

EVA's:

Date Time (UT) Explanation
Jul 29, 1978 04:00 beginning of EVA (Kovalyonok,   Ivanchenkov  ); station "Salyut-6" 
Jul 29, 1978 06:20 ending of EVA (Kovalyonok,   Ivanchenkov  ), duration 2:20; station "Salyut-6" 

Kovalyonok and Ivanchenkov returned with Soyuz 31.

Mission details:


Salyut 6Salyut 6.

Astrophilately covers:

Soyuz 29

Launch cancel Baikonur, signed by crew.



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