Soyuz 38

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Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Human Exploration

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

Soyuz 38 was the 12th mission to visit the Salyut 6 space station and carried the EP-8 crew, which visited the long-duration Soyuz 35 resident crew. The mission began on September 18, 1980, 19:11:03 UTC, launching Commander Yuri Romanenko and Research Cosmonaut Arnaldo Tamayo Méndez, the first Cuban cosmonaut, into orbit. They docked with the station the next day. During their 7-day stay on the station, EP-8 crew carried out medical and other experiments, including Earth and solar observation, plant and crystal growing. The mission concluded with a safe landing back on Earth on September 26, 1980, 15:54:27 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 38


Active Human Rated Crew On-board: 2 Crew Capacity: 3
Destination: Salyut 6
Serial Number: Soyuz 7K-T 11F615A8 #54

Soyuz 38 was a Soyuz spacecraft which launched on 18 September 1980 19:11 UTC. It transported two cosmonauts of EP-8 to Salyut 6. The crew was Yuri Romanenko and Arnaldo Tamayo Méndez.

Soyuz Details

Crew


Yury Romanenko

Commander - Russian - ( RFSA )

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: Aug. 1, 1944
Age: 78

Arnaldo Tamayo Méndez

Research Cosmonaut - Cuban - ( RFSA )

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: Jan. 29, 1942
Age: 80

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

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Administrator: Yuri Borisov Founded: 1992 Successes: 297 Failures: 11 Pending: 9

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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