Soyuz 13

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Human Exploration

Low Earth Orbit 1/5 Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Soyuz 13 launched on 18 December 1973, 11:55:00 UTC. It carried commander Pyotr Klimuk and flight engineer Valentin Lebedev into orbit. This mission was the second test flight of the modified Soyuz spacecraft. Crew spent 7 deays in orbit and carried out various astrophysical studies. They also obtained ultraviolet spectrograms of stars with the help of an Orion 2 Space Observatory onboard the spacecraft. Crew returned to Earth, landing on 26 December 1973, 08:50:35 UTC.

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Soyuz 13


Active Human Rated Crew On-board: 2 Crew Capacity: 3
Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Serial Number: Soyuz 7K-T 11F615A8 #33

Soyuz 13 was a Soyuz spacecraft which launched on 18 December 1973 11:55 UTC. It launched two cosmonauts to orbit for science purposes. The crew was Pyotr Klimuk and Valentin Lebedev.

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Crew


Valentin Lebedev

Flight Engineer - Russian - (RFSA)

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: April 14, 1942
Age: 78

Pyotr Klimuk

Commander - Belarusian - (RFSA)

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: July 10, 1942
Age: 78

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

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Administrator: Dmitry Rogozin Founded: 1992 Successes: 339 Failures: 24 Pending: 20

Agency Type: Government

The Roscosmos State Corporation for Space Activities, commonly known as Roscosmos, is the governmental body responsible for the space science program of the Russian Federation and general aerospace research. Soyuz has many launch locations the Russian sites are Baikonur, Plesetsk and Vostochny however Ariane also purchases the vehicle and launches it from French Guiana.

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