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Spacecraft "Soyuz-T13"


BRIEFLY ABOUT SPACECRAFT
Registration number 1985-043A / 15804
Time and date of launch (UTC) 06h.39m.52s.   June 06, 1985
Launch site Baikonur, LC 1
Launch vehicle Soyuz-U2
Spacecraft mass (kg) 6850
Orbital parameters:
   - inclination (degrees) 51.6
   - period (minutes) 88.7
   - perigee (km) 198
   - apogee (km) 222
Time and date of landing (UTC) 09h.51m.58s.   September 26, 1985
Place of landing 220 km NE of Dzhezkazgan
Duration 112d.03h.12m.06s.
Distance (km) 111.7 million
Number of revolutions around Earth 1764
Summary 8th expedition to station "Salyut-7" . Manual docking with not-oriented and not-stable frozen station (temperature below zero) because of power supply system fault. Docking with and unloading of cargo spacecrafts "Progress-24"   and "Kosmos-1669" .



LAUNCHED CREW
Ord.
num.
Status Main Backup Reserved
1 Cdr
PE-4/SLT7
Dzhanibekov, Vladimir Aleksandrovich Popov, Leonid Ivanovich
2 FE
PE-4,5'/SLT7
Savinykh, Viktor Petrovich Aleksandrov, Aleksandr Pavlovich
Call sign Pamir (Pamirs)




LANDED CREW
Order
number
Status Crew
1 Cdr
PE-4/SLT7
Dzhanibekov, Vladimir Aleksandrovich
2 FE
VE-5/SLT7
Grechko, Georgi Mikhailovich


TIMELINE
Date Time (UTC) Spaceship's revo-
lution number
Station's revo-
lution number
Explanation
Jun 06, 1985 06:39:52 1 Salyut-7:18057 Lift-off spacecraft "Soyuz-T13"   (crew: Dzhanibekov,   Savinykh ).
Jun 08, 1985 08:50 34 Salyut-7:18090 Docking of spacecraft "Soyuz-T13"   (crew: Dzhanibekov,   Savinykh ) to fore (transitional) unit of station "Salyut-7" .

Crew of station "Salyut-7"   after docking: Dzhanibekov,   Savinykh.
Jun 17, 1985 11:33:00 1
Lift-off Shuttle, mission "STS-51G"   (crew: Brandenstein,   Creighton,   Fabian,   Lucid,   Nagel,   Baudry,   al-Saud ).
Jun 21, 1985 00:39:41 1 Salyut-7:18289 Lift-off cargo "Progress-24" .
Jun 23, 1985 02:54 34 Salyut-7:18322 Docking of "Progress-24"   to aft (aggregative) unit of orbital complex "Salyut-7"   - "Soyuz-T13" .
Jun 24, 1985 12:07:30 111
Deorbit burn of Shuttle, mission "STS-51G"   (crew: Brandenstein,   Creighton,   Fabian,   Lucid,   Nagel,   Baudry,   al-Saud ).
Jun 24, 1985 13:12:34 112
Landing of Shuttle, mission "STS-51G"   (crew: Brandenstein,   Creighton,   Fabian,   Lucid,   Nagel,   Baudry,   al-Saud ).
Jul 15, 1985 12:28 386 Salyut-7:18674 Undocking of "Progress-24"   from aft (aggregative) unit of orbital complex "Salyut-7"   - "Soyuz-T13" .
Jul 15, 1985 21:12 392 Salyut-7:18680 Deorbit burn of "Progress-24" .
Jul 15, 1985 22:00? 393 Salyut-7:18681 End of existence of "Progress-24" .
Jul 19, 1985 13:05:08 1 Salyut-7:18737 Lift-off cargo "Kosmos-1669" ; spacecraft was not declared as "Progress" because of technical problems in the beginning of fly.
Jul 21, 1985 15:05:04 34 Salyut-7:18770 Docking of "Kosmos-1669"   to aft (aggregative) unit of orbital complex "Salyut-7"   - "Soyuz-T13" .
Jul 29, 1985 21:00:00 1
Lift-off Shuttle, mission "STS-51F"   (crew: Fullerton,   Bridges,   England,   Henize,   Musgrave,   Acton,   Bartoe ).
Aug 02, 1985 07:15
Salyut-7:18953 Beginning of the PE-4 EVA ( Dzhanibekov,   Savinykh ); station "Salyut-7" .
Aug 02, 1985 12:15
Salyut-7:18957 Ending of EVA ( Dzhanibekov,   Savinykh ), duration 5:00; station "Salyut-7" .
Aug 06, 1985 18:43:00 126
Deorbit burn of Shuttle, mission "STS-51F"   (crew: Fullerton,   Bridges,   England,   Henize,   Musgrave,   Acton,   Bartoe ).
Aug 06, 1985 19:46:21 127
Landing of Shuttle, mission "STS-51F"   (crew: Fullerton,   Bridges,   England,   Henize,   Musgrave,   Acton,   Bartoe ).
Aug 27, 1985 10:58:01 1
Lift-off Shuttle, mission "STS-51I"   (crew: Engle,   Covey,   Fisher,   Lounge,   van Hoften ).
Aug 28, 1985 21:50 636 Salyut-7:19372 Undocking of "Kosmos-1669"   from aft (aggregative) unit of orbital complex "Salyut-7"   - "Soyuz-T13" .
Aug 30, 1985 01:20 654 Salyut-7:19390 Deorbit burn of "Kosmos-1669" .
Aug 30, 1985 02:05? 654 Salyut-7:19390 End of existence of "Kosmos-1669" .
Aug 31, 1985 12:12? 63?
Beginning of EVA ( van Hoften,   Fisher ); the 1st [of 2] EVA of the mission "STS-51I" .
Aug 31, 1985 19:20? 68?
Ending of EVA ( van Hoften,   Fisher ), duration 7:08; mission "STS-51I" .
Sep 01, 1985 12:15? 79?
Beginning of EVA ( van Hoften,   Fisher ); the 2nd [of 2] EVA of the mission "STS-51I" .
Sep 01, 1985 16:41? 82?
Ending of EVA ( van Hoften,   Fisher ), duration 4:26; mission "STS-51I" .
Sep 03, 1985 12:15? 111
Deorbit burn of Shuttle, mission "STS-51I"   (crew: Engle,   Covey,   Fisher,   Lounge,   van Hoften ).
Sep 03, 1985 13:16:30 111
Landing of Shuttle, mission "STS-51I"   (crew: Engle,   Covey,   Fisher,   Lounge,   van Hoften ).
Sep 17, 1985 12:38:52 1 Salyut-7:19681 Lift-off spacecraft "Soyuz-T14"   (crew: Vasyutin,   Grechko,   Volkov ).
Sep 18, 1985 14:15 18 Salyut-7:19698 Docking of spacecraft "Soyuz-T14"   (crew: Vasyutin,   Grechko,   Volkov ) to aft (aggregative) unit of orbital complex "Salyut-7"   - "Soyuz-T13" .

Crew of station "Salyut-7"   after docking: Dzhanibekov,   Savinykh,   Vasyutin,   Grechko,   Volkov.
Sep 25, 1985 03:58 1745 Salyut-7:19801 Undocking of spacecraft "Soyuz-T13"   (crew: Dzhanibekov,   Grechko ) from fore (transitional) unit of orbital complex "Salyut-7"   - "Soyuz-T14" .

Crew of station "Salyut-7"   after undocking: Savinykh,   Vasyutin,   Volkov.
Sep 26, 1985 09:05? 1764 Salyut-7:19820 Deorbit burn of spacecraft "Soyuz-T13"   (crew: Dzhanibekov,   Grechko ).
Sep 26, 1985 09:51:58 1765 Salyut-7:19821 Landing of spacecraft "Soyuz-T13"   (crew: Dzhanibekov,   Grechko ).

Sources:
  Mission Control Center (TsUP) from 2007
  CBS News
  Spaceflight now
  Alexander Zheleznyakov
  journal "Novosti Kosmonavtiki" ("News of Cosmonautics") from 1993 till our time
  journal "Kosmonavtika, astronomiya" ("Cosmonautics, astronomy") 1983-1991 years
  book "Evolution of vehicle-creating and cosmonautics in the USSR" by Valentin P. Glushko, Moscow, 1987
  Jonathan's Space Report
  and many other people and editions
  


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