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Soyuz 33



Soyuz 33 was a manned Soviet mission launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome with cosmonauts N.N. Rukavishnikov (USSR) and G.I. Ivanov (Bulgaria) on board. It was an unsuccessful mission that failed to dock with the Salyut 6 space station. It was recovered on April 12, 1979 at 16:35 GMT.

Alternate Names

  • 11324
  • Soyuz33

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1979-04-10
Launch Vehicle: Modified SS-6 (Sapwood) with 2nd Generation (Longer) Upper Stage
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), U.S.S.R
Mass: 6000 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (U.S.S.R)


  • Human Crew

Additional Information

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