Soyuz 40

USSR


International Flight n: 81

Earth orbit Flight n: 78

USSR launch Flight n: 49

Interkosmos-9 flight

Launch & orbit data:

Designation 12454 / 81042A
Launch date - time 14 May 1981 - 17:16:38 UT
Launch site Baikonur, LC1
Launch vehicle  Soyuz 11A511U
OKB name - S/N Soyuz 7K-T s/n 56
Basic shape  Sphere-cylinder + 2 wings
Dimension (m) 7.5 long, 2.3 to 2.72 dia
Mass (kg) 6800? kg
Flight Crew (EP-12) Popov, Leonid I. (CDR)
Prunariu, Dumitru D. (CR)
Call Sign Dnepr (Dnieper River)
Backup crew Romanenko Y., Dediu D.
Earth orbit on May 14.9:
   - Perigee / Apogee 191 x 269 km
   - Eccentricity 0.006
   - Inclination 51,62°
   - Period 89.05 min
Patch Soyuz 40

Docking & landing data:

Docking date - time 15 May 1981 - 18:50 UT
Target spacecraft/port Salyut 6/aft
Undocking date - time 22 May 1981 - 10:40 UT
Landing date - time 22 May 1981 - 13:58:30 UT
Landing location 46 N, 70 E
Flight Duration (d:hr:min) 07:20:41:52 (7.86 days)
Nbr orbits 124

Flight Crew

Nr. Surname Given name Job Duration
1  Popov  Leonid Ivanovich  Commander 7d 20h 42m 
2  Prunariu  Dumitru Dorin  Research cosm. - Romania 7d 20h 42m 

Backup Crew: Dediu & Romanenko.


Mission details:


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