LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Wed Apr 20 1983
Soviet Space Program

Soyuz T-8

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

April 20, 1983 at 8:10 AM EST

(April 20, 1983 at 1:10 PM UTC)

Launch Window Start

April 20, 1983 at 8:10 AM EST

(April 20, 1983 at 1:10 PM UTC)

Launch Window End

April 20, 1983 at 8:10 AM EST

(April 20, 1983 at 1:10 PM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

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No Recovery Specified

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Human Exploration
    • Soyuz T-8 was meant to be the fourth mission to visit the Salyut 7 space station. The mission began on April 20, 1983, 13:10:54 UTC, launching Commander Vladimir Titov, Flight Engineer Gennady Strekalov and Research Cosmonaut Aleksandr Serebrov into orbit. However, the spacecraft failed to dock with the space station and after some further attempts mission had to be aborted. The mission concluded two days later with a safe landing back on Earth on April 22, 1983, 13:28:42 UTC.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

    Pad

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