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Spacecraft "Vostok-6"


BRIEFLY ABOUT SPACECRAFT
Registration number 1963-023A / 00595
Time and date of launch (UTC) 09h.29m.    June 16, 1963
Launch site Baikonur, LC 1
Launch vehicle Vostok-K
Spacecraft mass (kg) 4713
Orbital parameters:
   - inclination (degrees) 64.95
   - period (minutes) 88.30
   - perigee (km) 180.9
   - apogee (km) 231.1
Time and date of cosmonaut's landing (UTC) 08h.20m.    June 19, 1963
Place of landing 620 km NE of Karaganda (53.28 N; 80.41 E)
Duration for cosmonaut 2d.22h.50m.
Distance (km) 1.971 million
Number of revolutions around Earth 48
Summary Collective but separate fly with "Vostok-5" . First woman-astronaut of the world.



CREW
Ord.
num.
Status Main Backup Reserved
1 Plt (w) Tereshkova, Valentina Vladimirovna (w) Solovyeva, Irina Bayanovna (w) Ponomareva, Valentina Leonidovna
Call sign Chaika (Seagull)


TIMELINE
Date Time (UTC) Spaceship's revo-
lution number
Explanation
Jun 16, 1963 09:29:51 1 Lift-off spacecraft "Vostok-6"   (crew: Tereshkova ).
Jun 19, 1963 ? 48 Deorbit burn of spacecraft "Vostok-6"   (crew: Tereshkova ).
Jun 19, 1963 08:11 48 Landing of spacecraft "Vostok-6"   (without cosmonaut).
Jun 19, 1963 08:20 49 Landing of Tereshkova.

Sources:
  Mission Control Center (TsUP) from 2007
  CBS News
  Spaceflight now
  Alexander Zheleznyakov
  journal "Novosti Kosmonavtiki" ("News of Cosmonautics") from 1993 till our time
  journal "Kosmonavtika, astronomiya" ("Cosmonautics, astronomy") 1983-1991 years
  book "Evolution of vehicle-creating and cosmonautics in the USSR" by Valentin P. Glushko, Moscow, 1987
  Jonathan's Space Report
  and many other people and editions
  


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