Soyuz-U
Soyuz 7K-ST No.16L (Soyuz T-10a / T-10-1)

Soviet Space Program launch of a Soyuz U Rocket


Soviet Space Program was scheduled to launch a Soyuz U rocket as part of the Soyuz 7K-ST No.16L (Soyuz T-10a / T-10-1) mission. The launch window for the Human Exploration mission was on Mon, Sep 26th, 1983, 3:37 PM from 1/5, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. The status of the launch was Failed. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch!


Mission

Soyuz 7K-ST No.16L (Soyuz T-10a / T-10-1)

Soyuz T-10a, also known as T-10-1, was supposed to be the third long-duration expedition to the Salyut 7 space station. The mission would have launched Commander Vladimir Titov and Flight Engineer Gennady Strekalov on September 26, 1983, 19:37:49 UTC, however the launch vehicle was destroyed on the launch pad by fire. The launch escape system in the Soyuz spacecraft fired two seconds before the launch vehicle exploded, saving the crew. It is so far the only case in which a launch escape system has been fired with a crew aboard.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

1/5, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Rocket

Soyuz U

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