Soyuz-U
Soyuz TM-26

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) launch of a Soyuz U Rocket


Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) was scheduled to launch a Soyuz U rocket as part of the Soyuz TM-26 mission. The launch window for the Human Exploration mission was on Tue, Aug 5th, 1997, 11:35 AM EDT from 1/5, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch!


Mission

Soyuz TM-26

Soyuz TM-26 was the 32nd mission and the 24rd long-duration expedition to Mir space station. It was also a part of the US/Russian Shuttle-Mir Program. The mission began on August 5, 1997, 15:35:54 UTC, launching Commander Anatoly Solovyev and Flight Engineer Pavel Vinogradov into orbit. They docked with Mir two days later. During their stay there, cosmonauts performed several EVAs and various scientific experiments in medicine, biotechnology, Earth sciences etc. Station crew was visited by several Progress resupply spacecrafts, STS-86 and STS-89, and welcomed aboard Soyuz TM-27 with the next expedition crew. The mission concluded with a safe landing back on Earth on February 19, 1998, 09:10:30 UTC.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

1/5, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Rocket

Soyuz U

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