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Soyuz-TM 2

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1987-013A

Description

Soyuz TM-2 carried cosmonauts Yuriy Romanenko and Aleksandr Laveykin and docked with the MIR-Progress 27 orbital complex. The crew then performed pre-planned scientific and technological research and experiments.

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

  • 17482

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1987-02-05
Launch Vehicle: Modified SS-6 (Sapwood) with 2nd Generation (Longer) Upper Stage
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), U.S.S.R
Mass: 7000.0 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (U.S.S.R)

Discipline

  • Human Crew

Additional Information

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