Soyuz T-5

Soyuz T -5 is the mission name for the flight of a Soviet Soyuz spacecraft to the Soviet space station Salyut 7 It was the first visit by a Soyuz spacecraft in this space station and the 65th flight in the Soviet Sojusprogramm. The spacecraft was the first long-term crew Salyut 7 EO -1 for the outward journey and was taken back to Earth by a visiting team again.


Start crew

  • Anatoly Nikolayevich Beresowoi ( first space flight ), Commander
  • Valentin Lebedev Vitalyevich ( second space flight), flight engineer

Backup crew

  • Vladimir Titov Georgjewitsch, Commander
  • Gennadi Mikhailovich Strekalow, Flight Engineer

Return crew

  • Leonid Ivanovich Popov ( third space flight), Commander
  • Alexander Alexandrovich Serebrov ( first space flight), flight engineer
  • Svetlana Evgenevna Sawizkaja ( first space flight), Forschungskosmonautin

Mission overview

The Elbrus crew started on May 17 for a 28- kg amateur radio satellite from the trash airlock of the space station Salyut 7 This was the first launch of a satellite from a manned spacecraft.

On May 25, the crew Salyut 7 reoriented so that the rear of the Progress transporter showed to Earth. This served to stabilize the orbital complex. Lebedev wrote in his diary that the attitude control jets " very loud " and sounded as if you were editing a " barrel with a sledgehammer ." During the unpacking of Progress 13 Lebedev said: "It looks here as if we just want to move ." The next day was pumped from the space shuttle to the space station fuel.

On May 29, the delivered goods were filed. Unnecessary equipment and waste was shipped to Progress 13. Lebedev said: " We filled the equipment ship with what we do not need and secure it with ropes. When I enter the ship, it rings with a metallic sound, so that if we detach it as a brass band will sound like. "Progress 13 pumped on May 31, 300 liters of water on board. On June 2 was lowered to 300 km to Soyuz to accommodate T-6 with the supply ship of the orbit.

The crew took on July 30 a spacewalk of two hours and lasted 33 minutes.

Since the Soyuz spacecraft could only stay for a limited time in space, the mission was intended but longer, had to be carried out a spaceship exchange. The crew of Commander Popov brought with Soyuz T-7, a new spacecraft to the station and returned with Soyuz T -5 returns to Earth.