|Mission duration||113 days, 1 hour, 50 minutes, 44 seconds|
|Launch mass||6,850 kilograms (15,100 lb)|
|Crew size||3 up|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||August 19, 1982, 17:11:52UTC|
|Launch site||Baikonur 1/5|
|End of mission|
|Landing date||December 10, 1982, 19:02:36UTC|
|Landing site||(70 kilometres (43 mi) NE of Arkalyk?)|
|Perigee altitude||289 kilometres (180 mi)|
|Apogee altitude||299 kilometres (186 mi)|
|Docking with Salyut 7|
Soyuz T-7 (Russian: Союз Т-7; code name Dnieper) was the third Soviet space mission to the Salyut 7 space station. Crew member Svetlana Savitskaya was the first woman in space in almost twenty years, since Valentina Tereshkova who flew in 1963 on Vostok 6.
Savitskaya was given the orbital module of Soyuz T-7 for privacy. The Soyuz T-7 crew delivered experiments and mail from home to the Elbrus crew. On August 21 the five cosmonauts traded seat liners between the Soyuz Ts. The Dnieper undocked in Soyuz T-5, leaving the newer Soyuz T-7 spacecraft for the long-duration crew.
|Position||Launching crew||Landing crew|
|Commander|| Leonid Popov
Third and last spaceflight
| Anatoli Berezovoy|
|Flight Engineer|| Aleksandr Serebrov
| Valentin Lebedev|
Second and last spaceflight
|Research Cosmonaut|| Svetlana Savitskaya
|Flight Engineer||Viktor Savinykh|
|Research Cosmonaut||Irina Pronina|
Soyuz T-7 was an early flight to Salyut 7, the Soviet successor to Salyut 6. The crew which launched on Soyuz T-7 remained aboard the station for eight days, as a short-term "visiting crew", accompanying the station's long-term resident crew. The crew exchanged Soyuz vehicles with the resident crew, returning home in the older Soyuz T-5, leaving the fresher Soyuz T-7 available to the resident crew as a return vehicle. This practice had been used several times on Salyut 6.
Savitskaya became the second woman in space, and the first to visit a space station.