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Soyuz 13



Soyuz 13 was part of the ASTP (Apollo-Soyuz Test Program). It's two man crew, Commander Klimuk and Flight Engineer Lebedev, performed astrophysical observations of stars in the ultraviolet range, spectrozonal photography of specific areas of the earths surface, and continued testing of spacecraft's onboard systems. The spacecraft was recovered December 26, 1973 8:50 GMT, in a snowstorm 200 km SW of Karaganda.

Alternate Names

  • 06982
  • Soyuz13

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1973-12-18
Launch Vehicle: Modified SS-6 (Sapwood) with 2nd Generation (Longer) Upper Stage
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), U.S.S.R
Mass: 6570 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (U.S.S.R)


  • Human Crew
  • Astronomy

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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