Soyuz TM-5



DescriptionSoyuz TM-5 the fifth cosmonaut-carrying spacecraft to visit the Russian Space StationMir. It was launched on June 7, 1988, carrying the Mir EP-2 mission's three-person crew. This week-long stay on Mir occurred during the third long-duration Mir expedition, Mir EO-3. The crew of EP-2 returned to Earth aboard Soyuz TM-4, while the TM-5 spacecraft remained docked to Mir, acting as the lifeboat for the long-duration crew. On September 7, 1988, the TM-5 spacecraft undocked from Mir, and landed Mir EP-3 mission's two-person visiting crew. The de-orbit procedures for Soyuz were revised after this flight, as multiple issues almost prevented the Descent Modules safe de-orbit and landing.
Year of flight1988
Mission Duration91 days 10 hours 46 minutes 25 seconds
Days of mission92
Launch Date7/06/1988
Landing Date7/09/1988
Launch site (Mapping)Baikonur Cosmodome
Landing site (Mapping)Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan
Landing site202 kilometres (126 mi) SE of Dzhezkazgan
Launch mass (kg)7000
Docked toMir
Reference systemGeocentric
Perigee (km)173.00
Apogee (km)241.00
Orbital period (minutes)88.60
Orbits completed1475
Inclination (degreees)51.60
Crew size5
Spacecraft typeSoyuz-TM
Spacecraft ManucaturerNPO Energia
Source (Wikipedia Page)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soyuz_TM-5