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Soyuz 16



Soyuz 16 was a Soviet manned mission launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome aboard a Soyuz rocket. The flight crew, Filipchenko and Rukavishnikov, performed checking of the onboard systems which had been modernized to meet the requirements of the 1975 joint Apollo-Soyuz Test Program (ASTP). It was recovered December 8, 1974, at 8:04 GMT, 30 km NE of Arkalyk.

Alternate Names

  • 07561
  • Soyuz16

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1974-12-02
Launch Vehicle: Soyuz
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), U.S.S.R
Mass: 6680 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (U.S.S.R)


  • Human Crew

Additional Information

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