Soyuz 17

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Human Exploration

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

Soyuz 17 was the first of two long-duration missions to the Salyut-4 space station. The mission began on January 10, 1975, 21:43:37 UTC, launching commander Aleksei Gubarev and flight engineer Georgi Grechko into orbit. Spacecraft was manually docked with the station on January 12. During their stay on the station, crew performed an array of astrophysical experiments, including studying the Sun, planets and the stars in a wide electromagnetic spectrum. The mission concluded after 29 days with a safe landing back on Earth on February 9, 1975, 11:03:22 UTC.

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Soyuz 17


Active Human Rated Crew On-board: 2 Crew Capacity: 3
Destination: Salyut 4
Serial Number: Soyuz 7K-T 11F615A8 #38

Soyuz 17 was a Soyuz spacecraft which launched on 10 January 1975 21:43 UTC. It transported two cosmonauts on the first flight to Salyut 4. The crew was Aleksei Gubarev and Georgi Grechko.

Soyuz Details

Crew


Georgy Grechko

Flight Engineer - Russian - ( RFSA )

Status: Deceased

Date of Birth: May 25, 1931
Date of Death: April 8, 2017

Aleksei Gubarev

Commander - Russian - ( RFSA )

Status: Deceased

Date of Birth: March 29, 1931
Date of Death: Feb. 21, 2015

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

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Administrator: Dmitry Rogozin Founded: 1992 Successes: 1471 Failures: 81 Pending: 0

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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Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

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