Soyuz 7K-ST No.16L (Soyuz T-10a / T-10-1)

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Human Exploration

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

Soyuz T-10a, also known as T-10-1, was supposed to be the third long-duration expedition to the Salyut 7 space station. The mission would have launched Commander Vladimir Titov and Flight Engineer Gennady Strekalov on September 26, 1983, 19:37:49 UTC, however the launch vehicle was destroyed on the launch pad by fire. The launch escape system in the Soyuz spacecraft fired two seconds before the launch vehicle exploded, saving the crew. It is so far the only case in which a launch escape system has been fired with a crew aboard.

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 7K-ST No. 16L


Active Human Rated Crew On-board: 2 Crew Capacity: 3
Destination: Salyut 7
Serial Number: Soyuz T 11F732 #16

Soyuz Soyuz 7K-ST No. 16L was a Soyuz spacecraft which failed to launch on 26 September 1983. The Launch Escape System activated at approx T-90, six seconds before the launch vehicle exploded. It was intended to transport two cosmonauts to Salyut 7. The crew was Vladimir Titov and Gennady Strekalov.

Soyuz Details

Crew


Gennadi Strekalov

Flight Engineer - Russian - ( RFSA )

Status: Deceased

Date of Birth: Oct. 26, 1940
Date of Death: Dec. 25, 2004

Vladimir Georgiyevich Titov

Commander - Russian - ( RFSA )

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: Jan. 1, 1947
Age: 75

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

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Administrator: Yuri Borisov Founded: 1992 Successes: 294 Failures: 11 Pending: 11

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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