Soyuz-U | Soyuz T-2

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 T-2 mission. The launch window for the Human Exploration mission was on Thu Jun 5th 1980 10:19 AM from 1/5, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch!


Mission

Soyuz T-2

Soyuz T-2 was the first crewed flight of the new Soyuz vehicle. It was the tenth mission to visit the Salyut 6 space station and carried the EP-6 crew, which visited the long-duration Soyuz 35 resident crew. The mission began on June 5, 1980, 14:19:30 UTC, launching Commander Yury Malyshev and Flight Engineer Vladimir Aksyonov into orbit. They docked with the station the next day. During their 2-day stay on the station, crew carried out few scientific experiments. After Soyuz T-2 undocked, its crew photographed and visually inspected the space station. The mission concluded with a safe landing back on Earth on June 9, 1980, 12:39:00 UTC.

Location

1/5, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Rocket

Soyuz U

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