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Sharma, Rakesh 'Rikki'
Sharma
Sharma
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Indian pilot cosmonaut 1982-1984. First Indian astronaut. Indian Air Force

Status: Inactive; Active 1982-1984. Born: 1949-01-13. Spaceflights: 1 . Total time in space: 7.90 days. Birth Place: Patiala.


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Family: Cosmonaut, International Group - 1982. Country: India. Spacecraft: Salyut 7. Flights: Soyuz T-10, Soyuz T-11. Agency: Indian AF. Bibliography: 6017.

1949 January 13 - .
  • Birth of Rakesh 'Rikki' Sharma - . Nation: India. Related Persons: Sharma. Indian pilot cosmonaut. Flew on Salyut 7 EP-3. First Indian astronaut. Indian Air Force.

1982 September 20 - .
  • International Cosmonaut Training Group selected. - . Nation: India. Related Persons: Malhotra, Sharma. Training group of Indian 'guest cosmonauts' for a propaganda flight to the Salyut space station..

1984 April 3 - . 13:08 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC31. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-U.
  • Soyuz T-11 - . Call Sign: Yupiter (Jupiter ). Crew: Malyshev, Sharma, Strekalov. Backup Crew: Berezovoi, Grechko, Malhotra. Payload: Soyuz T s/n 17L. Mass: 6,850 kg (15,100 lb). Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Berezovoi, Grechko, Malhotra, Malyshev, Sharma, Strekalov. Agency: MOM. Program: Salyut 7. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spacecraft. Flight: Soyuz T-10, Soyuz T-11. Spacecraft Bus: Soyuz. Spacecraft: Soyuz T. Duration: 181.91 days. Decay Date: 1984-10-02 . USAF Sat Cat: 14872 . COSPAR: 1984-032A. Apogee: 224 km (139 mi). Perigee: 195 km (121 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 88.70 min.

    Manned three crew. Docked with Salyut 7.Transported a Soviet-Indian international crew comprising ship's commander Y V Malyshev, flight engineer G M Strekalov (USSR) and cosmonaut-researcher R Sharma (India) to the SALYUT-7 orbital station to conduct scientific and technical studies and experiments.


1984 April 11 - .

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