Soyuz T-11

Soyuz T -11 mission is the designation for the flight of a Soviet Soyuz spacecraft to the Soviet space station Salyut 7 It was the sixth visit of a Soyuz spacecraft in this space station and the 72nd flight in the Soviet Sojusprogramm.


Start crew

  • Yuri Vasilievich Malyshev ( second space flight), Commander
  • Gennadi Mikhailovich Strekalow ( third space flight), flight engineer
  • Rakesh Sharma ( first space flight), Research Cosmonaut (India India)

Also Strekalow reaching the Soviet record of three flights into orbit.

Backup crew

  • Anatoly Nikolayevich Beresowoi, Commander
  • Georgi Mikhailovich Grechko, Flight Engineer
  • Ravish Malhotra, Research Cosmonaut

Return crew

  • Leonid Denisovich Kizim ( second space flight), Commander
  • Vladimir Alekseyevich Solovyov ( second space flight), flight engineer
  • Oleg Jurjewitsch Atkow ( first space flight), Research Cosmonaut ( doctor )

Mission overview

During this flight cosmonaut Rakesh Sharma the first Indian was on board.

On board the space station Salut 7 experiments for Earth observation ( water reserves, mineral resources, environmental pollution in the Ganges Delta, soil structure to select appropriate alignments and industrial sites, agriculture and forestry ), medicine were (yoga training as a remedy for the spaceman disease, blood tests, cardiovascular - studies ), biology, materials science, meteorology and marine Research ( plankton collections, fishing grounds ) performed.

Malyshev, Strekalow and Sharma returned on April 11, 1984 Soyuz T-10 back to Earth and left their ship of long-term crew Salyut 7 EO -3, which it used on 2 October 1984 on the return.