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Soyuz 24



Soyuz 24 was a Soviet manned spacecraft launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome aboard a Soyuz rocket with Cosmonauts Glazkov and Gorbatko on board. It was a busy, successful mission, accomplishing nearly as much as the earlier 50 day mission. It docked with the Salyut 5 space station and was recovered after nearly 18 days on February 25, 1977 9:38 GMT, 37 km NE of Arkalyk. A Soyuz 25 mission was to have followed. However, during the four months it took to prepare the Soyuz, Salyut 5 consumed higher than expected fuel in maintaining the station's orientation. As a result, the fuel reserves were 70 kg below those required for the planned 14 day mission and it was cancelled.

Alternate Names

  • 09804
  • Soyuz24

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1977-02-07
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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