Soyuz 16

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Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Human Exploration

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

Soyuz 16 was a crewed test flight in a preparation for a joint Soviet-US space flight. The mission began on December 2, 1974, 09:40:00 UTC, with a launch of commander Anatoly Filipchenko and flight engineer Nikolai Rukavishnikov into orbit. During their 6-day stay in orbit, crew tested various new and improved systems and elements, including the new docking system. Soyuz 16 ended on December 8, 1974, 08:03:35 UTC with a successful landing.

Soyuz U

Family:
Configuration:

Specifications
  • Minimum Stage
    2
  • Max Stage
    3
  • Length
    51.1 m
  • Diameter
    2.95 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    313 T
  • Thrust
Family
  • Name
    Soyuz U
  • Family
  • Variant
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Soyuz U
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    6900 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Soyuz 16


In-active Human Rated Crew On-board: 2 Crew Capacity: 3
Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Serial Number: Soyuz 7K-TM 11F615A12 #73

Soyuz 16 was a Soyuz spacecraft which launched on 2 December 1974 09:40 UTC. It launched two cosmonauts on a test flight for the upcoming Apollo-Soyuz mission. The crew was Anatoly Filipchenko and Nikolai Rukavishnikov.

Soyuz Details

Crew


Anatoly Filipchenko

Commander - configurations.Country.None - ( RFSA )

Status: Deceased

Date of Birth: Feb. 26, 1928
Date of Death: Aug. 7, 2022

Nikolay Rukavishnikov

Flight Engineer - configurations.Country.None - ( RFSA )

Status: Deceased

Date of Birth: Sept. 18, 1932
Date of Death: Oct. 19, 2002

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

(RFSA)

Administrator: Yuri Borisov Founded: 1992 Successes: 312 Failures: 11 Pending: 9

Agency Type:

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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