Soyuz 24

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Human Exploration

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

Soyuz 24 was the last crewed flight to the Salyut 5 military space station. The mission began on February 7, 1977, 16:11 UTC, launching Commander Viktor Gorbatko and Flight Engineer Yuri Glazkov into orbit. They docked with the station the next day, where they partially replaced station's atmosphere, as it was presumed that toxic fumes contributed to deteriorated health of the Soyuz 21 crew. Gorbatko and Glazkov fininshed the research started by the previous expedition. This was the final flight to a military Salyut station and the final all-military crew to be launched by Soviets. Soyuz 24 returned to Earth with a safe landing on February 25, 1977, 09:38 UTC.

Soyuz U

Family: Soyuz
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
    Soyuz
  • Variant
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Soyuz U
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    6900 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Soyuz 24


Active Human Rated Crew On-board: 2 Crew Capacity: 3
Destination: Salyut 5
Serial Number: Soyuz 7K-T/A9 11F615A9 #66

Soyuz 24 was a Soyuz spacecraft which launched on 7 February 1977 16:11 UTC. It transported two cosmonauts on the third flight to Salyut 5. The crew was Viktor Gorbatko and Yuri Glazkov.

Soyuz Details

Crew


Viktor Gorbatko

Commander - Russian - (RFSA)

Status: Deceased

Date of Birth: Dec. 3, 1934
Date of Death: May 17, 2017

Yury Glazkov

Flight Engineer - Russian - (RFSA)

Status: Deceased

Date of Birth: Oct. 2, 1939
Date of Death: Dec. 9, 2008

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

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Administrator: Dmitry Rogozin Founded: 1992 Successes: 334 Failures: 23 Pending: 22

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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