Soyuz TM-20

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Soyuz TM-20
Mission Statistics
Mission Name:Soyuz TM-20
Call Sign:Ви́тязь (Vityaz' - Knight)
Number of Crew Members: 3
Launch:October 3, 1994
22:42:30 UTC
Baikonur LC1
Landing:March 22, 1995
04:04:05 UTC
54 km NE of Arkalyk (50.52 N; 67.35 E)
Duration:169 days 05 hours 21 minutes 35 seconds
Number of Orbits: ~2,760

Crew

Launched:

Landed:

Mission Parameters

  • Mass: 7170 kg
  • Perigee: 200 km
  • Apogee: 249.6 km
  • Inclination: 51.65
  • Period: 88.7 minutes

Mission Highlights

20th expedition to Mir.

Carried 10 kg of equipment for use by Merbold in ESA’s month-long Euromir 94 experiment program. During automatic approach to Mir’s front port, the spacecraft yawed unexpectedly. Viktorenko completed a manual docking without additional incident.


Previous Mission:
Soyuz TM-19
Soyuz programme Next Mission:
Soyuz TM-21
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