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Soyuz TM-27 is a Russian spacecraft that ferried cosmonauts and supplies to the Mir, the Russian space station. It was the 33rd expedition to Mir. It was launched by a Soyuz-U rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome on January 29, 1998. The main mission was to exchange one crew member, carry out French mission PEGASE, and conduct routine science experiments.
|Mission duration||207 days, 12 hours, 51 minutes, 2 seconds|
|Launch mass||7,150 kilograms (15,760 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||January 29, 1998, 16:33:42UTC|
|End of mission|
|Landing date||August 25, 1998, 05:24:44UTC|
|Perigee altitude||382 kilometres (237 mi)|
|Apogee altitude||390 kilometres (240 mi)|
|Docking with Mir|
TM-27 docked with Mir. The crew repaired the Spektr solar panel and installed a new VDU station orientation system.
|Position||Launching crew||Landing crew|
|Commander|| Talgat Musabayev|
|Flight Engineer|| Nikolai Budarin|
|Research Cosmonaut|| Léopold Eyharts
| Yuri Baturin|
- 03.03.1998 aborted due to faulty hatch
- 01.04.1998 (6h 40m)
- 06.04.1998 (4h 23m)
- 11.04.1998 (6h 25m)
- 17.04.1998 (6h 32m)
- 22.04.1998 (6h 21m)
- Over the course of these 5 walks, the cosmonauts repaired the Spektr solar panel and installed a new VDU station orientation system.