Manned Flight nº.: 120
Earth orbit Flight nº: 117
USSR Flight nº: 66
Launch & orbit data:
|Designation|| 19443 / 88075A|
|Launch date - time|| 29 Aug 1988 - 04:23:11 UT|
|Launch site|| Baikonur, LC1|
|| Soyuz 11A511U2|
|OKB name - S/Nº|| Soyuz 7K-STM (11F732) s/nº 56.|
|Mass (kg)|| 7.070|
|Flight Crew (EP-3)|| Lyakhov, Vladimir (CDR)|
Poliakov, Valeri (MR)
Mohmand, Abdul (CR)
|Call Sign|| Proton|
|Earth orbit on :|
| - Perigee / Apogee|| 195 x 228 km|
| - Inclination|| 51.6°|
| - Period|| 88.7 min||
Docking & landing data:
|Docking date - time|| 31 Aug 1988 - 05:40:44 UT|
|Target spacecraft/port|| Mir/aft Kvant|
|Undocking date - time|| |
|Redocking date - time|| UT|
|Target spacecraft/port|| Mir/fore|
|Undocking date - time|| 21 Dec 1988 - 02:32:54 UT|
|Deorbit burn date - time|| |
|Landing date - time|| 21 Dec 1988 - 09:57:00 UT|
|Landing location|| 46°N, 69°E|
|Flight Duration (d:hr:min)|| 114.23 days|
|Nbr orbits|| |
|Landing crew|| Titov V., Manarov M., Chrétien|
(crew TM-4 & TM-7)
|| Vladimir Afanasiyevich
||8d 20h 27m
|| Valeri Vladimirovich
|| Doctor cosmonaut
||240d 22h 36m
|| Abdul Ahad
|| Research cosm. - Afghanistan
||8d 20h 27m
Lyakhov and Mohmand landed with Soyuz TM-5 on 7 Sep 1988
Poliakov landed at 27.04.1989 with Soyuz TM-7
|| Berezovoi, Anatoli N.
|| Arzamazov, German S.
|| Flight engineer
|| Dauran, Ghulam M.
|| Research cosm.
Soyuz TM-6 - Polyakov and Mohmand move equipment around Mir. -
Credit: RKK Energia.|
Transported to the Mir orbital station a Soviet-Afghan crew comprising the cosmonauts V A Lyakhov, V V Polyakov and A A Momand (Afghanistan) to conduct joint research and experiments with the cosmonauts V G Titov and M K Manarov. Returned Manarov, Titov (Soyuz TM-4), Chretien (Soyuz TM-7) to Earth. Initial orbit 195 X 228 km at 51. 57 deg. Maneuvered to a 235 x 259 km orbit, then docked with Mir at 05:41 GMT on 31 August at its 339 x 366 km orbit. Moved from aft to forward port 8 Sept 88. Undocked 03:33 GMT 21 December 1989. Revised software installed as a result of TM-5 abort overloaded computer. Landing planned for 06:48 aborted. Backup program used. Orbital Module retained through retrofire. Recovered December 21, 1988 09:57 GMT. Landed 180 km SE Dzhezkazgan.
Launch from Baikonur; landing with Soyuz TM-5-spacecraft 180 km southeast of Dzheskasgan; docking on
MIR-Quant-Soyuz TM-5; scientific work with the third resident crew;
Polyakov stayed on board and became member of the third resident crew; landing at third attempt because of a computer error.
Launch and docking cancel Baikonur, signed by crew.
Cosmic Mail: Special French CNES cancel and Mir octagonal boardcancel 28.11.88
(docking Soyuz TM-7) signed by crew, Poliakov (TM-6) and TM-4 resident crew: Titov and Manarov.
Ref.: #1, #7, #8, #10, #16, #210 - update: 29.01.19