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Soyuz 22



Soyuz 22 was a Soviet manned mission with Cosmonauts Bykovsky and Aksyonov aboard. Its purpose was the testing and perfecting of scientific-technical methods and devices for studying the geological characteristics of the Earth's surface from outer space for economic purposes. It landed 150 km NW of Tselinograd and was recovered on September 23, 1976 at 7:42 GMT.

Alternate Names

  • 09421
  • Soyuz22

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1976-09-15
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

Additional Information

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