Of Soyuz 12

of Soyuz 12
mission data
mission: Of Soyuz 12
call signals: Урал („the Urals “)
number of the crew members: 2
start to: 27. September 1973
12:18: 16 UTC
Baikonur LC1
landing of the cap to: 29. September 1973
11:33: 48 UTC
400 km southwest from Karaganda
duration: 1 day, 23 h, 15 min, 32 s
orbits around the earth cap: 31
landing of the crew to: 29. September 1973
11:33: 48 UTC
400 km southwest from Karaganda
duration: 1 day, 23 h, 15 min, 32 s
orbits around the earth of the crew: 31


Soyuz 12 is a mission designation for the flight of the Soviet space cap Soyuz. It was the 22. Flight in the Soyuz program and first manned after the misfortune with of Soyuz 11. Between them unmanned Soyuz caps under the designations cosmos 496 and 573 were started.

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crew

mission process

the mission served the manned testing of the second generation of Soyuz spaceships. The experiences from the tragic end of Soyuz of the 11-crew led to the following revisions of the ship:

  • since during the takeoff, the landing and other critical maneuvers space suit were to be carried, the crew reduced to two cosmonauts
  • for the task as feeder spaceship for space stations without solar cell surfaces one did

further flight data

see also

 

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