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Soyuz-TM 26

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1997-038A

Description

Soyuz TM-26 is a Russian spacecraft that ferried cosmonauts and supplies to the MIR space station. It was launched by a Soyuz-U rocket from Baykonur cosmodrome at 15:36 UT. The main mission was to transport two specially trained cosmonauts to repair or salvage the troubled space station. TM-26 docked with MIR at 17:03 UT on 7 August by manual control. The crew repaired the power cable and harness/connectors in the severely damaged SPEKTR module and restored much of the lost power; they also repaired and replaced the oxygen generators in MIR. The hole(s) in that module that caused total depressurization of the module could not be located during their "space walk" inside that module. Repairing or replacing the segments of the solar panels on that module and sealing the hole(s) may be delayed until the next Soyuz mission.

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1997-08-05
Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-U
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Russia)

Discipline

  • Human Crew

Additional Information

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