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1976 In Spaceflight

1976in spaceflight
Viking 2 on the surface of Mars
Orbital launches
First 6 January
Last 28 December
Total 131
Catalogued 128
National firsts
Satellite  Indonesia
Rockets
Maiden flights Thor DSV-2U
Retirements Voskhod
Scout B-1
Soyuz
Soyuz-M
Thor-Burner
Manned flights
Orbital 3
Total travellers 6


Launches

Salyut 5(AlmazOPS-3), Decay:8 August 1977" Soyuz 21, Decay:24 August" Soyuz 22, Decay:23 September" Soyuz 23, Decay:16 October"
Date and time (UTC) Rocket Launch site LSP
Payload Operator Orbit Function Decay (UTC) Outcome
Remarks
22 June
18:04:00
Proton-K Baikonur Site 81/23
Salyut 5 (Almaz OPS-3) Low Earth Space station 8 August 1977 Successful
Visited by three crews, one of which failed to dock
6 July
12:08:45
Soyuz Baikonur Site 1/5
Soyuz 21 Low Earth (Salyut 5) Salyut expedition 24 August
18:32:17
Partial mission failure
Manned flight with two cosmonauts, final flight of Soyuz 11A511, returned early due to crew illness
15 September
09:48:30
Soyuz-U Baikonur Site 1/5
Soyuz 22 Low Earth Salyut expedition 23 September
07:40:47
Successful
Manned flight with two cosmonauts
14 October
17:39:18
Soyuz-U Baikonur Site 1/5
Soyuz 23 Low Earth (Intended: Salyut 5) Salyut expedition 16 October
17:45:53
Spacecraft failure
Manned flight with two cosmonauts, failed to dock with Salyut 5

Deep space rendezvous

Date Spacecraft Event Remarks
19 June Viking 1 Areocentric orbit insertion
20 July Viking 1 Lander landed in Chryse Planitia
7 August Viking 2 Areocentric orbit insertion
18 August Luna 24 landed in Mare Crisium sample return mission
19 August Luna 24 lift-off from Mare Crisium 170 grams (6.0 oz)
3 September Viking 2 Lander landed in Utopia Planitia

References

  • Kyle, Ed. "Space Launch Report". 
  • Wade, Mark. "Encyclopedia Astronautica". 
  • Krebs, Gunter. "Chronology of Space Launches". Gunter's Space Page. 
  • "Space Information Center". JAXA. 
  • McDowell, Jonathan. "Jonathan's Space Report". Jonathan's Space Page. 
  • "Mission Set Database". NASA GSFC. 
  • "NASASpaceFlight.com". 
  • "Launch Logs". Orbital Report News Agency. 
  • "Space Calendar". NASA JPL. 
  • "Southwest Space Archive". 
  • "Launch Forecast". Space.com. 
  • "Spaceflight Now". 
  • Pietrobon, Steven. "Steven Pietrobon's Space Archive". 
  • "U.S. Space Objects Registry". 
  • "Хроника освоения космоса ('Chronicle of space exploration')" (in Russian). Cosmoworld.ru. 
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