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Soyuz 2

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Mission type  Test flight
COSPAR ID  1968-093A
Spacecraft type  Soyuz 7K-OK
Apogee  229,000 m
Launch mass  6,450 kg
Dates  25 Oct 1968 – 28 Oct 1968
Operator  Soviet space program
Orbits completed  48
Period  1.5 hours
Inclination  51.7°
Launch date  25 October 1968
Rocket  Soyuz
Manufacturer  Experimental Design Bureau OKB-1

Soyuz 2 (Russian: Союз 2, Union 2) was an uncrewed spacecraft in the Soyuz family intended to be the target of a docking maneuver by the manned Soyuz 3 spacecraft. It was intended to be the first docking of a manned spacecraft in the Soviet space program. Although the two craft approached closely, the docking did not take place and the first successful Soviet docking of manned spacecraft took place in the joint Soyuz 4 and Soyuz 5 mission.

Mission parameters

  • Mass: 6,450 kg (14,220 lb)
  • Perigee: 191 km (119 mi)
  • Apogee: 229 km (142 mi)
  • Inclination: 51.70°
  • Period: 88.60 min
  • References

    Soyuz 2 Wikipedia

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