Soyuz 28

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Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Human Exploration

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

Soyuz 28 was the third mission to visit the Salyut 6 space station. This mission, being the first of the Intercosmos program, had the first ever international crew. The mission began on March 2, 1978, 15:28 UTC, launching Commander Aleksei Gubarev and Research Cosmonaut Vladimír Remek into orbit. They docked with the station the next day and greeted the crew of the long0duration EO-1 expedition. During their stay on the station, Soyuz 28 crew performed various scientific and technological experiments. The mission concluded with a safe landing back on Earth on March 10, 1978, 13:44 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 28


Active Human Rated Crew On-board: 2 Crew Capacity: 3
Destination: Salyut 6
Serial Number: Soyuz 7K-T 11F615A8 #45

Soyuz 28 was a Soyuz spacecraft which launched on 02 March 1978 15:28 UTC. It transported two cosmonauts of EP-2 to Salyut 6. The crew was Aleksei Gubarev and Vladimír Remek.

Soyuz Details

Crew


Aleksei Gubarev

Commander - Russian - ( RFSA )

Status: Deceased

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

Vladimír Remek

Research Cosmonaut - Czech - ( RFSA )

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: Sept. 26, 1948
Age: 73

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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