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Soyuz 40



Soyuz 40 was a manned Soviet mission launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome and docked with the Salyut 6 space station. Its two man crew of Leonid Popov (USSR) and Dumitru Prinariu (Romania) was the ninth international crew of the Intercosmos program. It was recovered on May 22, 1981 at 13:58 GMT.

Alternate Names

  • 12454
  • Soyuz40

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1981-05-14
Launch Vehicle: Modified SS-6 (Sapwood) with 2nd Generation (Longer) Upper Stage
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), U.S.S.R
Mass: 6800 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (U.S.S.R)


  • Human Crew

Additional Information

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