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Vorobyov



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Vorobyov
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Vorobyov, Lev Vasilyevich (1931-) Russian pilot cosmonaut, 1963-1974.

Graduated from Military Pilot School, Bataisk, 1952. Graduated from Air Force Military Academy, Monino, 1955 Colonel and pilot, Soviet Air Force. Cosmonaut basic training January 1963 - 21 January 1965. He was assigned for Soyuz 13, but he and his flight engineer Yazdovsky had personal differences, resulting in the prime crew being grounded and the backup crew flying instead. Forced out of the cosmonaut group on 28 June 1974 on political grounds. Worked at Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center. Retired from active military duty in 1986.

Birth Place: Borovichi, Moscow.
Status: Inactive.


Born: 1931.02.24.

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Associated Countries
See also
  • Cosmonaut Category of persons who have been trained for spaceflight in Russia. More...

Associated Flights
  • Soyuz sn 19 Crew: Lazarev, Makarov. Soyuz s/n 19 was to have been equipped with the passive Kontakt rendezvous/docking system of the LK lunar lander. It would have been the docking target for Soyuz s/n 18. A crew transfer using the Krechet spacesuit would presumably have taken place. Backup crew: Vorobyov, Yazdovsky. More...
  • Soyuz sn 20 Crew: Vorobyov, Yazdovsky. Soyuz s/n 20 would have been the active spacecraft of the second dual launch to test the Kontakt lunar orbit rendezvous system. A crew transfer using the Krechet spacesuit would presumably have taken place. Backup crew: Yakovlev, Porvatkin. More...
  • Soyuz Kontakt A Crew: Filipchenko, Gorbatko. Final crews selected for a dual Soyuz mission in Earth orbit to test the Kontakt docking system to be used on the lunar landing LOK and LK spacecraft. The Kontakt-A Soyuz would have been the active spacecraft, simulating the LOK lunar orbiter. Backup crew: Vorobyov, Yazdovsky. More...
  • Soyuz 13 Crew: Klimuk, Lebedev. First Byelorussian astronaut. First space mission devoted to a single scientific instrument. A unique flight of the 7K-T/AF modification of the Soyuz spacecraft. The orbital module was dominated by the large Orion 2 astrophysical camera. Backup crew: Vorobyov, Yazdovsky. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
Associated Programs
  • Salyut The world's first space station, developed in one year by the Soviet Union on the basis of Chelomei's Almaz station, in an attempt to upstage the American Skylab after the loss of the moon landing race to the Americans. More...

Bibliography
  • Becker, Joachim, "Space Facts Web Site", http://www.spacefacts.de/, Web Address when accessed: here.

Vorobyov Chronology


1963 January 8 - .
1963 January 10 - .
1966 September 2 - .
1971 June 12 - .
  • Soyuz 11 Day 7 - . Nation: USSR. Related Persons: Filipchenko; Lazarev; Vorobyov; Dobrovolsky; Patsayev; Volkov. Program: Salyut. Flight: Soyuz 11. Launch, docking, and the first five days of work by the Soyuz 11 crew aboard the Salyut 1 station proceeded with virtually no failures whatsoever. Cosmonauts Filipchenko, Lavarev, and Vorobyov will fly with Kamanin to Yevpatoriya to act as capcoms and cosmonaut centre liaisons for the rest of the mission.

1971 June 15 - .
1972 Early - .
  • Soyuz sn 20 (cancelled) - . Crew: Vorobyov; Yazdovsky. Nation: USSR. Related Persons: Vorobyov; Yazdovsky. Program: Lunar L3. Flight: Soyuz sn 20. Spacecraft: Soyuz Kontakt. Summary: Soyuz s/n 20 would have been the active spacecraft of the second dual launch to test the Kontakt lunar orbit rendezvous system. A crew transfer using the Krechet spacesuit would presumably have taken place..

1973 Early - .
1973 December 18 - . 11:55 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511.
  • Soyuz 13 - . Call Sign: Kavkas (Caucasus ). Crew: Klimuk; Lebedev. Backup Crew: Vorobyov; Yazdovsky. Payload: Soyuz 7K-T s/n 33A. Mass: 6,560 kg (14,460 lb). Nation: USSR. Related Persons: Klimuk; Lebedev; Vorobyov; Yazdovsky. Agency: MOM. Program: Salyut. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spacecraft. Flight: Soyuz 13. Spacecraft: Soyuz 7K-T. Duration: 7.87 days. Decay Date: 1973-12-26 . USAF Sat Cat: 6982 . COSPAR: 1973-103A. Apogee: 247 km (153 mi). Perigee: 188 km (116 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 88.80 min. A unique flight of the 7K-T/AF modification of the Soyuz spacecraft. The orbital module was dominated by the large Orion 2 astrophysical camera. The crew conducted astrophysical observations of stars in the ultraviolet range. Additional experiments included spectrozonal photography of specific areas of the earth's surface, and continued testing of space craft's on-board systems.

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