Kosmos 672

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Kosmos 672 (Russian: Космос 672 meaning Cosmos 672) was the second uncrewed test of the ASTP Soyuz spacecraft. Also had APAS-75 androgynous docking system.

Kosmos 672
Soyuz 7K-TM
Mission typeOrbital test flight
OperatorSoviet space program
COSPAR ID1974-064A Edit this at Wikidata
SATCAT no.7413
Mission duration5 days, 22 hours and 37 minutes
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftSoyuz 7K-TM s/n 72
ManufacturerNPO Energia
Launch mass6,570 kg (14,480 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date12 August 1974, 06:25 (1974-08-12UTC06:25Z) GMT
Launch siteBaikonur 31/6
End of mission
Landing date18 August 1974, 05:02 (1974-08-18UTC05:03Z) GMT
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
Perigee altitude222 km (138 mi)
Apogee altitude226 km (140 mi)
Period88.9 min

This was preceded by another uncrewed test of this spacecraft type, Kosmos 638.[1] It was a Soyuz 7K-TM spacecraft.[1]

Mission parameters

  • Spacecraft: Soyuz 7K-TM
  • Mass: 6510 to 6680 kg
  • Crew: None
  • Launched: August 12, 1974
  • Landed: August 18, 1974

See also



  1. ^ a b Rex Hall; David Shayler (2003). Soyuz: A Universal Spacecraft. Springer Science & Business Media. p. 211. ISBN 978-1-85233-657-8.