Vostok 6

USSR


International Flight nº: 12

Earth orbit Flight nº: 10

USSR launch Flight nº: 6


First woman-cosmonaut of the world.

Launch, orbit & landing data:

Designation 00595 / 63023A
Launch date - time 16 Jun 1963 - 09:29:52 UT
Launch site Baikonur, LC1
Launch vehicle  Vostok 8K72K
Payload Vostok 3KA nº 8
Size (m) 4.3 long - 2.4 dia
Mass (kg) 4 713 kg
Flight Crew Tereshkova, Valentina (CDR)
Call Sign Chaika (Seagull)
Backup crew Solovyeva, Irina
 Ponomareva, Valentina
Earth orbit on Jun 16.4:
   - Perigee / Apogee 168 x 218 km
   - Eccentricity 0.004
   - Inclination 65.09°
   - Period 88.34 min
Earth orbit on Jun 17.5:
   - Perigee / Apogee 164 x 212 km
   - Eccentricity 0.004
   - Inclination 65.09°
   - Period 88.25 min
Landing date - time (spacecraft)  19 Jun 1963 - 08:11 UT
Landing date - time (cosmonaut)  19 Jun 1963 - 08:20 UT
Landing location 620 km northeast of Karaganda
 53°16' N, 80°27' E
Flight Duration (d:hr:min) 2:22:50
Nbr orbits 48
Distance (km) 1.971 million
Patch Vostok 5 + 6

Crew

Nr. Surname Given name Job Duration Orbits
1  Tereshkova  Valentina Vladimirowna  Pilot 2d 22h 50m  48 

Flight:

During the mission Tereshkova suffered at space sickness; rendezvous-flight with Vostok 5 (4,5 km distance) at time.



Female cosmonauts with Korolev

Tereshkova aboard Vostok 6


Credit: RKK Energia.

Astrophilately covers:

Vostok-6

Launch cancel Donezk.

Vostok 5/6

Joint flight Vostok 5/6, landing cancel Liepaja.


Vostok-6

Launch cancel Tsceljabinsk, cancel Vostok 5 & 6. Credit: #410

Vostok-6 flight cover

Vostok-5 & 6 flight cover. Cancel Stanislav


Vostok-6

FDC cover Moscou, signed by Bykovsky & Tereshkova.



Ref.: #1, #2, #7, #8, #16, #21, #206, #410 - update: 02.02.19 Home