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Soyuz 7K-T SA


Russian manned spacecraft module. 23 launches, 1972.06.26 (Cosmos 496) to 1981.05.14 (Soyuz 40). Post-Soyuz 11 modification for crew of two in spacesuits. Reentry capsule.

Analogue sequencer and computers operate spacecraft. Off-line periscopes, no covers on portholes, standard touchdown rockets, improved parachute, and low-rate + one voice telemetry system. 20-45 kg of return payload in addition to crew.

Crew Size: 2. Habitable Volume: 3.50 m3. Crew: 255 kg (562 lb). RCS Coarse No x Thrust: 6 X 98 N. RCS Propellants: 40 kg (88 lb).

AKA: Spuskaemiy apparat.
Gross mass: 2,850 kg (6,280 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 2,805 kg (6,183 lb).
Payload: 1,355 kg (2,987 lb).
Height: 2.24 m (7.34 ft).
Diameter: 2.17 m (7.11 ft).

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  • Soyuz 7K-T Russian manned spacecraft. 23 launches, 1972.06.26 (Cosmos 496) to 1981.05.14 (Soyuz 40). More...

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