Manned Flight nº: 131
Earth orbit Flight nº: 128
USSR Flight nº: 69
Launch & orbit data:
|Designation|| 20494 / 90014A|
|Launch date - time|| 11 Feb 1990 - 06:16:00 UT|
|Launch site|| Baikonur, LC1|
|| Soyuz 11A511U2|
|OKB name - S/N°|| Soyuz 7K-STM (11F732) s/n° 60|
|Mass (kg)|| 7.150|
|Flight Crew (EO-6)|| Solovyov, Anatoly (CDR)|
Balandin, Aleksandr (FE)
|Call Sign|| Rodnik (Spring - water spring)|
|Earth orbit on :|
| - Perigee / Apogee|| 373 x 387 km|
| - Inclination|| 51.6°|
| - Period|| 92.2 min||
Docking & landing data:
|Docking date - time|| 13 Feb 1990 - 06:37:47 UT|
|Target spacecraft/port|| Kvant/|
|Undocking date - time|| 28 May 1990|
|Redocking date - time|| 28 May 1990|
|Target spacecraft/port|| Mir/fore|
|Undocking date - time|| 09 Aug 1990 - 04:08:49 UT|
|Deorbit date - time|| 09 Aug 1990 - 06:39:54 UT|
|Landing date - time|| 09 Aug 1990 - 07:33:57 UT|
|Landing location|| 67°17'N, 50°51'E|
70 km from Arkalyk
|Flight Duration (d:hr:min)|| 179:01:18|
|Nbr orbits|| 2833|
|| Anatoli Yakovlevich
||179d 01h 18m |
|| Aleksandr Nikolayevich
|| Flight engineer
||179d 01h 18m
|| Manakov, Gennadi M.
|| Strekalov, Gennadi M.
|| Flight engineer
2nd Backup: Afanasyev V. M., Sevastyanov, V.I. & Stankjavikus, R.A.
Mir EVA - Get a Grip - Credit: RKK Energia.|
Manned two crew. Mir Expedition EO-06. Docked with Mir. Transported to the Mir orbital station a crew comprising the cosmonauts A Y Solovyov and A N Balandin to conduct an extensive programme of geophysical and astrophysical research, experiments on biology and biotechnology and work on space materials science. Recovered August 9, 1990 07:35 GMT.
Soyuz TM-9 - Loose thermal blankets on Soyuz TM-9. - Credit: RKK Energia.|
Soyuz TM-9 - Baladin and Solvyov aboard Mir. - Credit: RKK Energia.|
- Soloviyov and Balandin were launched in Soyuz TM-9 on Feb 11, 1990 and docked on Soyuz TM-8-MIR-Quant-Quant2 complex
Port 2 on Feb 13.
- Soloviyov and Balandin in Soyuz TM-9 made a 24-min flight from the front port
to the rear port on May 28, leaving the front port open for Kristall.
- Sixth resident crew take turning the fifth resident crew; supplies with several cargo
spaceships of type Progress; module Kristall docked on the station at
10.06.1990; EVA at 17.07.1990 (7h 16m) in which spacecraft Soyuz TM-9 was
repaired; problems because of damage of Quant2-module hatch; another EVA
at 26.07.1990 (3h 31m) to repair the hatch (failed).
- Solov′yov and Balandin landed successfully 72 km northeast of Arkalyk in Soyuz TM-9 on Aug 09, 1990.
Launch cancel Baikonur, singed by the crew.
Cosmic Mail: with five-site Mir boardcancel, octagonal boardcancel
130290 and special helicopter MH-8 cancel, registration cancel Arkalyk and signed by the crew.
Ref.: #1, #7(JR032,041), #8, #10, #16, #210 - update: 05.10.18