Vostok 4

USSR


International Flight nº: 8

Earth orbit Flight nº: 6

USSR launch Flight nº: 4


Launch, orbit & landing data:

Designation 00365 / 1962 A-Nu1 / 62037A
Launch date - time 12 Aug 1962 - 08:02:17 UT
Launch site Baikonur, LC31
Launch vehicle  Vostok 8K72K
Payload Vostok 3KA nº 6.
Size (m) 4.3 long - 2.4 dia
Mass (kg) 4 728 kg
Flight Crew Popovich, Pavel (CDR)
Call Sign Berkut (Golden Eagle )
Backup crew Komarov, Vladimir
 Volynov, Boris
Earth orbit on Aug 12.4:
   - Perigee / Apogee 165 x 222 km
   - Eccentricity 0.004
   - Inclination 64.95°
   - Period 88.39 min
Landing date - time (spacecraft) 15 Aug 1962 - 06:47 UT
Landing date - time (cosmonaut) 15 Aug 1962 - 06:59 UT
Landing location 193 km southwest of Karaganda
 48°09' N, 71°51' E
Flight Duration (d:hr:min) 2d 22h 57min
Nbr orbits 48
Distance (km) 1.98 million

Vostok 3-4 path

Flight Crew

Nr. Surname Given name Job Duration Orbits
1  Popovich  Pavel Romanovich  Pilot 2d 22h 57m  48 

Mission details:

1st Rendezvous-flight with other spacecraft: Vostok 3; both spacecrafts came close to 5 km (visibility); first TV-live coverage; landing only 190 km away from Vostok 3 and nearly simultaneous.




Astrophilately covers:

Vostok 3 & 4

Launch cancel Liepaja: Vostok 3 & 4

Vostok 3

Special cancel Moscou, signed by Nikolayev & Popovich.



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