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Soyuz-TM 4

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1987-104A

Description

Soyuz TM-4 contained the relief crew for the space station MIR. On board were Cosmonauts Vladimir Titov, Musakhi Manarov, and Anatoliy Levchenko. Designed and manufactured by RKK Energiya, the Soyuz TM was capable of carrying three cosmonauts and had a gross weight of just over seven metric tons, a length of seven meters, and a maximum diameter of 2.7 m. The spacecraft consisted of three main sections: the orbital module, the command and reentry module, and the service module. Two solar arrays (10.6 m span) provided electrical power for the typical 50-hour journey to Mir and could be interconnected with the space station's electrical system to furnish additional 1.3 kW. The nominal flight time for Soyuz TM spaceship was 5-6 months.

Alternate Names

  • 18699
  • SoyuzTM-4
  • 1987-104A

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1987-12-21
Launch Vehicle: Modified SS-6 (Sapwood) with 2nd Generation (Longer) Upper Stage
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), U.S.S.R
Mass: 7070 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown U.S.S.R

Discipline

  • Human Crew

Additional Information

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Personnel

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