Soyuz 37

USSR


International Flight nº: 75

Earth orbit Flight nº: 72

USSR launch Flight nº: 44

Interkosmos-6 flight

Launch & orbit data:

Designation 11905 / 80064A
Launch date - time 23 Jul 1980 - 18:33:03 UT
Launch site Baikonur, LC1
Launch vehicle  Soyuz 11A511U
OKB name - S/N° Soyuz 7K-T s/n 53
Basic shape  Sphere-cylinder + 2 wings
Dimension (m) 7.5 long, 2.3 to 2.72 dia
Mass (kg) 6800? kg
Flight Crew (EP-8) Gorbatko, Viktor V. (CDR)
Tuân, Pham (CR)
Call Sign Terek (Terek River)
Backup crew Bykovsky V., Liem Bui Thanh
Earth orbit on Jul 23.8:
   - Perigee / Apogee 190 x 272 km
   - Eccentricity 0.006
   - Inclination 51.58°
   - Period 89.06 min
Patch Soyuz 37

Docking & landing data:

Docking date - time 24 Jul 1980 - 20:02 UT
Target spacecraft/port Salyut 6/aft
Undocking date - time 01 Aug 1980 - 16:43 UT
Redocking date - time 01 Aug 1980 - 18:20 UT
Target spacecraft/port Salyut 6/Fwd
Undocking date - time 11 Oct 1980 - 06:30 UT
Landing date - time 11 Oct 1980 - 09:49:57 UT
Landing location 46° N, 69° E
Flight Duration (d:hr:min) 79d 15h 16m 54s (79.64 days)
Nbr orbits 
Landing crew Popov, Ryumin
 (crew S-35)

Launch Crew

Nr. Surname Given name Job Duration Orbits
1  Gorbatko  Viktor Vasiliyevich  Commander 7d 20h 42m  124 
2  Pham  Tuân  Research cosm. - Vietnam 7d 20h 42m  124 

Gorbatko and Tuân Pham landed with Soyuz 36 on 31 Jul 1980


Mission details:

Salyut 6 Engines Closeup of the engines of Salyut 6 as displayed in Moscow in 1981.


Astrophilately covers:

Soyuz 37

Launch cancel Baikonur, special Vietnam cancel: 250780, signed by crew: Gorbatko and Pham Tuan.

Soyuz 37

Cosmic Mail: Cover on board of Salyut 6, with five-side Salyut boardcancel, Vietnam and Russian board-cancel: 290780, signed by the crew.


Soyuz 37

Cosmic Mail: Cover take with Soyuz 35 (launch 09.041980) to Salyut 6, with five-side Salyut boardcancel.
Special Hungarian and Russian cancel 28.5.80 signed by Kubasov and Farkas
Signed by Soyuz T-2: Malyshev and Aksyanov
board cancel Vietnam 290780, signed by Gorbatko and Pham Tuan
Cuban board cancel (20091980), signed by Soyuz 38 cosmonauts: Romanenko and Mendez
Back with Soyuz 37 and landing on 11.10.1980 with the cosmonauts Popov and Ryumin after a record flight of 185 days in space.



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