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Soyuz TM 26

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COSPAR ID  1997-038A
Spacecraft type  Soyuz-TM
Apogee  249,000 m
Launch date  5 August 1997
Rocket  Soyuz-U
Orbits completed  ~3,220
Manufacturer  RKK Energia
Dates  5 Aug 1997 – 19 Feb 1998
Landing date  19 February 1998
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Mission duration  197 days, 17 hours, 34 minutes, 36 seconds
Launch mass  7,150 kilograms (15,760 lb)
Operator  Roscosmos State Corporation
Members  Anatoly Solovyev, Pavel Vinogradov

Soyuz tm 26


Soyuz TM-26 is a Russian spacecraft that ferried cosmonauts and supplies to the Mir, the Russian space station. It was the 32nd expedition to Mir. It was launched by a Soyuz-U rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome on August 5, 1997. The main mission was to transport two specially-trained cosmonauts to repair or salvage the troubled space station.

TM-26 docked with Mir on August 7 by manual control. The crew repaired the power cable and harness/connectors in the severely damaged Spektr module and restored much of the lost power; they also repaired and replaced the oxygen generators in Mir. The hole(s) in that module that caused total depressurization of the module could not be located during their spacewalk inside that module.

During the flight a Television advertisement starring Vasily Tsibliyev was filmed on the station. The ad, for Tnuva's brand on UHT milk, was the first ad to be filmed in space.

References

Soyuz TM-26 Wikipedia


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