Kosmos 1001

Summary

Kosmos 1001 (Russian: Космос 1001 meaning Cosmos 1001) was a redesigned Soviet Soyuz T spacecraft that failed an unmanned test in 1978. The spacecraft was the upgraded Soyuz for Salyut-6 and Salyut-7. This Kosmos flight, launched from Baikonur, was the first orbital tests of the Soyuz T design. Several maneuvers were tested.[1]

Mission parameters

  • Spacecraft: Soyuz-7K-ST.
  • Orbit: 200 x 228km.[2]
  • Inclination: 52 degrees.[3]
  • Mass: 6680 kg.
  • Crew: None.
  • Launched: April 4, 1978.
  • Landed: April 15, 1978.

References

  1. ^ Janes Spaceflight Directory (1987) ISBN 0 7106-0838 1 p207
  2. ^ Janes Spaceflight Directory (1987) ISBN 0 7106-0838 1 p207
  3. ^ Janes Spaceflight Directory (1987) ISBN 0 7106-0838 1 p207
  • Astronautix web page