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The DOS Space Stations


Tyneside, UK
2018 Jan 17
Wednesday, Day 17

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Salyut 1




Salyut 4




Salyut 6




Salyut 7




The next Salyut gets a new name
Fourth Expedition to Salyut 6 - Mar to Oct 1980

This year was as pretty much routine as would be possible with a steady stream of Soyuz and Progress flights to Salyut 6. Soyuz-T got it's first crew outing with the visiting Soyuz T-2 flight.

Visiting cosmonauts continued to come and go.

Date Time (UTC) Event
1980 Mar 27 18:53 Progress 8 launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome by Soyuz rocket into approx 190 x 250 kilometre orbit
1980 Mar 29 20:01 Progress 8 docks at the aft port of Salyut 6 - orbit is 340 x 344 kilometres
1980 Apr 9 13:38 Soyuz 35 launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome by Soyuz rocket into 193 x 243 kilometre orbit with Leonid Popov and Valery Ryumin aboard (Ryumin was a late replacement for Valentin Lebedev who injured a knee shortly before the mission )
1980 Apr 10 15:16 Soyuz 35 docks at the forward port of Salyut 6 - orbit is 336 x 346 kilometres
1980 Apr 25 08:04 Progress 8 undocks
1980 Apr 26 06:54 Progress 8 fires its manoeuvring engine to initiate re-entry
1980 Apr 26 07:40 Approx time - Progress 8 enters the Earth atmosphere above the southern Pacific Ocean and is destroyed by frictional heating
1980 Apr 27 06:24 Progress 9 launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome by Soyuz rocket into 185 x 255 kilometre orbit
1980 Apr 29 08:09 Progress 9 docks at the aft port of Salyut 6 - orbit is 333 x 362 kilometres
1980 May 20 18:51 Progress 9 undocks
1980 May 22 00:44 Progress 9 fires its manoeuvring engine to initiate re-entry
1980 May 22 01:30 Approx time - Progress 9 enters the Earth atmosphere above the southern Pacific Ocean and is destroyed by frictional heating
1980 May 26 18:20 Soyuz 36 launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome by Soyuz rocket into 191 x 265 kilometre orbit with Valery Kubasov and Bertalan Farkas (Hungary) aboard
1980 May 27 19:56 Soyuz 36 docks at the aft port of Salyut 6 - orbit is 334 x 355 kilometres
1980 Jun 3 11:47 Soyuz 35 undocks with Kubasov and Farkas aboard
1980 Jun 3 15:07 Soyuz 35 lands - 140 kilometres south-east of Dzhezhkazgan
1980 Jun 4 16:39 Popov and Ryumin undock Soyuz 36, wait for Salyut 6 to execute a 180 degree turn, and re-dock with the forward port of Salyut 6 - the operation takes approx 90 minutes
1980 Jun 5 14:19 Soyuz T-2 launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome by Soyuz rocket into 195 x 231 kilometre orbit with Yuri Malyshev and Vladimir Aksyonov aboard - it is a test flight, the first Soyuz T-with a crew
1980 Jun 6 15:58 Soyuz T-2 docks at the aft port of Salyut 6 - orbit is 334 x 349 kilometres
1980 Jun 9 09:20 Soyuz T-2 undocks with Malyshev and Aksyonov on board
1980 Jun 9 12:39 Soyuz T-2 lands - 200 kilometres south-east of Dzhezhkazgan
1980 Jun 29 04:40 Progress 10 launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome by Soyuz rocket into 183 x 264 kilometre orbit
1980 Jul 1 05:53 Progress 10 docks at the aft port of Salyut 6 - orbit is 325 x 340 kilometres
1980 Jul 17 22:21 Progress 10 undocks
1980 Jul 19 01:47 Progress 10 fires its manoeuvring engine to initiate re-entry
1980 Jul 19 02:30 Approx time - Progress 10 enters the Earth atmosphere above the southern Pacific Ocean and is destroyed by frictional heating
1980 Jul 23 18:33 Soyuz 37 launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome by Soyuz rocket into 190 x 273 kilometre orbit with Viktor Gorbatko and Pham Tuan (Viet Nam) aboard
1980 Jul 24 20:02 Soyuz 37 docks at the aft port of Salyut 6 - orbit is 336 x 351 kilometres
1980 Jul 31 11:55 Soyuz 36 undocks with Gorbatko and Pham Tuan aboard
1980 Jul 31 15:15 Soyuz 36 lands - 180 kilometres south-east of Dzhezhkazgan
1980 Aug 1 16:43 Popov and Ryumin undock Soyuz 37, wait for Salyut 6 to execute a 180 degree turn, and re-dock with the forward port of Salyut 6 - the operation takes 97 minutes
1980 Sep 18 19:11 Soyuz 38 launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome by Soyuz rocket into 195 x 256 kilometre orbit with Yuri Romanenko and Arnaldo Tamayo-Mendez aboard
1980 Sep 19 20:49 Soyuz 38 docks at the aft port of Salyut 6 - orbit is 338 x 350 kilometres
1980 Sep 26 12:34 Soyuz 38 undocks with Romanenko and Tamayo-Mendez aboard
1980 Sep 26 15:54 Soyuz 38 lands - 175 kilometres south-east of Dzhezhkazgan
1980 Sep 28 15:09 Progress 11 launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome by Soyuz rocket into 189 x 247 kilometre orbit - part of it mission is to support the upcoming Soyuz T-3 occupancy of Salyut 6
1980 Sep 30 17:03 Progress 11 docks at the aft port of Salyut 6 - orbit is 333 x 339 kilometres
1980 Oct 11 06:32 Soyuz 37 undocks
1980 Oct 11 09:49 Soyuz 37 lands -180 kilometres south-east of Dzhezhkazgan
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