Soyuz TM-8

USSR


Manned Flight nº: 127

Earth orbit Flight nº: 124

USSR Flight nº: 68


Launch & orbit data:

Designation 20218 / 89071A
Launch date - time 05 Sep 1989 - 21:38:03 UT
Launch site Baikonur, LC1
Launch vehicle  Soyuz 11A511U2
OKB name - S/N° Soyuz 7K-STM (11F732) s/n° 58.
Mass (kg) 7.150
Flight Crew (EO-5) Viktorenko, Aleksandr (CDR)
Serebrov, Aleksandr (FE)
Call Sign Vityaz (Knight )
Backup crew Solovyov, Balandin
Earth orbit on :
   - Perigee / Apogee 390 x 392 km
   - Inclination 51.6°
   - Period 92.4 min

Docking & landing data:

Docking date - time 7 Sep 1989 - 22:25:26 UT
Target spacecraft/port Kvant/
Undocking date - time 
Docking date - time  UT
Target spacecraft/port Mir/fore
Undocking date - time 12 Dec 1989
Redocking date - time 12 Dec 1989
Target spacecraft/port Mir/?
Undocking date - time 19 Feb 1990 - 01:06:20 UT
Deorbit burn date - time 19 Feb 1990 - 03:40:53 UT
Landing date - time 19 Feb 1990 - 04:36:18 UT
Landing location 72 km NE of Arkalyk
Flight Duration (d:hr:min) 166:06:58
Nbr orbits 2631

Crew

Nr. Surname Given name Job Duration Orbits
1  Viktorenko  Aleksandr Stepanovich  Commander 166d 06h 58m  2631 
2  Serebrov  Aleksandr Aleksandrovich  Flight engineer 166d 06h 58m  2631 



Flight crew



Crew & backup crew (left to right): A. Serebrov, A. Viktorenko, A. Solovyev and A. Baladin in their Sokols suits.

Backup Crew

Nr. Name Job
1  Solovyev, Anatoli Y.  Commander
2  Balandin, Aleksandr N.  Flight engineer

2nd Backup crew: Manakov G. & Strekalov G.

Soyuz TM-8 Soyuz TM-8 - Test of SPK Manned Maneuvering Unit - Credit: RKK Energia.

Transported to the Mir orbital station a team consisting of A S Viktorenko, commander of the spacecraft, and A A Serebrov, on-board engineer, to carry out scientific and technological research and experiments. Flight cost 80 million rubles. Expected return 25 million rubles net profit.

Mission details


Astrophilately covers:

Soyuz TM-8

New launch cancel Baikonur, send registrated.

Soyuz TM-8

Cosmic Mail: with five-site Mir boardcancel, signed by crew Viktorenko and Serebrov.



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