Soyuz TM-4

DescriptionSoyuz TM-4 was the fourth manned spacecraft to dock with the space stationMir. It was launched in December 1987, and carried the first two crew members of the third long duration expedition, Mir EO-3. These crew members, Vladimir Titov and Musa Manarov, would stay in space for just under 366 days, setting a new spaceflight record. The third astronaut launched by Soyuz TM-4 was Anatoli Levchenko, who returned to Earth about a week later with the remaining crew of Mir EO-2. Levchenko was a prospective pilot for the Soviet Space shuttle Buran. The purpose of his mission, named Mir LII-1, was to familiarize him with spaceflight.
Year of flight1987
Mission Duration178 days 22 hours 54 minutes 29 seconds
Days of mission179
Launch Date21/12/1987
Landing Date17/06/1988
Launch site (Mapping)Baikonur Cosmodome
Landing site (Mapping)Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan
Landing site180 kilometres (110 mi) SE of Dzhezkazgan
Launch mass (kg)7070
Docked toMir
Reference systemGeocentric
Perigee (km)337.00
Apogee (km)357.00
Orbital period (minutes)91.50
Orbits completed2890
Inclination (degreees)51.60
Crew size3
Spacecraft typeSoyuz-TM
Spacecraft ManucaturerNPO Energia
Source (Wikipedia Page)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soyuz_TM-4