Soyuz 39

USSR


International Flight nº: 79

Earth orbit Flight nº: 76

USSR launch Flight nº: 48

Interkosmos-8 flight

Launch & orbit data:

Designation 12366 / 81029A
Launch date - time 22 Mar 1981 - 14:58:55 UT
Launch site Baikonur, LC31
Launch vehicle  Soyuz 11A511U
OKB name - S/N° Soyuz 7K-T s/n 55
Basic shape  Sphere-cylinder + 2 wings
Dimension (m) 7.5 long, 2.3 to 2.72 dia
Mass (kg) 6800? kg
Flight Crew (EP-11) Dzhanibekov, Vladimir A. (CDR)
Gurragcha, Jugderdemidiyn (CR)
Call Sign Pamir (Pamir M.)
Backup crew Lyakhov V., Ganzorig M.
Earth orbit on Mar 22.8:
   - Perigee / Apogee 195 x 261 km
   - Eccentricity 0.005
   - Inclination 51.68°
   - Period 89.00 min
Patch Soyuz 39

Docking & landing data:

Docking date - time 23 Mar 1981 - 16:28 UT
Target spacecraft/port Salyut 6/Fwd
Undocking date - time 30 Mar 1981 - 08:15 UT
Landing date - time 30 Mar 1981 - 11:40:58 UT
Landing location 46° N, 69° E
Flight Duration (d:hr:min) 07d 20h 42m 03s (7.87 days)
Nbr orbits 124

Flight Crew

Nr. Surname Given name Job Duration
1  Dzhanibekov  Vladimir Aleksandrovich  Commander 7d 20h 42m 
2  Gurragcha  Jugderdemidin  Research cosm. - Mongolia 7d 20h 42m 

Backup Crew: Ganzorig & Lyakhov.

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Soyuz 39 crew: Dzhanibekov and Mongool cosmonaut Gurragcha (right)



Mission details


Astrophilately covers:

Soyuz 39

Launch cancel Baikonur, send registrated and signed by crew: Dzhanibekov and Gurragcha (Mongolia).

Soyuz 39

Cosmic Mail: Cover on board of Salyut 6, with new smal five-side Salyut boardcancel and Russian docking cancel 230381, signed by Dzhanibekov, Gurragcha, Kovalyonok and Savinykh.


Soyuz 39

Cosmic Mail: Cover on board of Salyut 6, with five-side Salyut boardcancel and Mongolian boardcancel 81.03.26, signed by Dzhanibekov and Gurragcha. Credit: #409

Soyuz 39

Cosmic Mail: Cover on board of Salyut 6, with five-side Salyut boardcancel and Mongolian boardcancel 81.03.28, signed by Dzhanibekov and Gurragcha.


Soyuz 39

Cosmic Mail: Cover on board of Salyut 6, with five-side Salyut boardcancel, Baikonur cancels 22-381 and 30-381.

Soyuz 39

Cover with Mongolian boardcancel 81.03.26 and docking boardcancel 230381.



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