LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Thu Nov 27 1980
Soviet Space Program

Soyuz T-3

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

November 27, 1980 at 9:18 AM EST

(November 27, 1980 at 2:18 PM UTC)

Launch Window Start

November 27, 1980 at 9:18 AM EST

(November 27, 1980 at 2:18 PM UTC)

Launch Window End

November 27, 1980 at 9:18 AM EST

(November 27, 1980 at 2:18 PM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

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No Recovery Specified

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Human Exploration
    • Soyuz T-3 was the 13th mission to visit the Salyut 6 space station. It was the first Soyuz spacecraft since 1971 that carried three cosmonauts. The mission began on November 27, 1980, 14:18:28 UTC, launching Commander Leonid Kizim, Flight Engineer Oleg Makarov and Research Cosmonaut Gennady Strekalov into orbit. They docked with the station the next day. During their 11-day stay on the station, crew was busy with overhauling and maintenance work on the station, and also carried out usual experiments. The mission concluded with a safe landing back on Earth on December 10, 1980, 09:26:10 UTC.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

    Pad

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