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Kosmos 496

Kosmos 496 (Russian: Космос 496 meaning Cosmos 496) was an unmanned test of the redesigned Soyuz ferry. It did not dock with any space station. After the Soyuz 11 disaster the third seat was removed because the space was need for the two crewmen in space suits and their equipment. Kosmos 496 retained its solar arrays.

Mission parameters

  • Spacecraft: Soyuz-7K-T
  • Mass: 6800 kg
  • Crew: None
  • Launched: June 26, 1972
  • Landed: July 2, 1972

References

  • Mir Hardware Heritage
    • Mir Hardware Heritage - NASA report (PDF format)
    • Mir Hardware Heritage (wikisource)


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