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Soyuz 26



Soyuz 26 carried cosmonauts Yuri Romanenko and Georgi Grechko to the Soviet space station Salyut 6 and returned the crew of Soyuz 27 to Earth. It was launched to conduct joint experiments with the Salyut-6 scientific station. Soyuz 26 was recovered January 16, 1978 11:25 GMT.

Alternate Names

  • 10506
  • Soyuz26

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1977-12-10
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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