LAUNCH CENTER

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Wed Oct 02 1991
Soviet Space Program

Soyuz TM-13

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

October 2, 1991 at 1:59 AM EDT

(October 2, 1991 at 5:59 AM UTC)

Launch Window Start

October 2, 1991 at 1:59 AM EDT

(October 2, 1991 at 5:59 AM UTC)

Launch Window End

October 2, 1991 at 1:59 AM EDT

(October 2, 1991 at 5:59 AM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

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No Recovery Specified

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Human Exploration
    • Soyuz TM-13 was the 13th mission and the tenth long-duration expedition to Mir space station. The mission began on October 2, 1991, 05:59:38 UTC, launching Commander Alexander Volkov, Research Cosmonaut/Flight Engineer Toktar Aubakirov and Research Cosmonaut Franz Viehböck, the first Austrian cosmonaut, into orbit. They docked with Mir two days later. During their stay there, cosmonauts performed EVAs, various station repair and maintenance tasks, and carried out scientific experiments in biology, geophysics, space technology, astronomy etc. They were visited by several Progress resupply spacecrafts, and welcomed aboard the Soyuz TM-14 crew. The mission concluded with a safe landing back on Earth on March 25, 1992, 08:51:22 UTC.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

    Pad

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