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Spacecraft "Voskhod-2"


BRIEFLY ABOUT SPACECRAFT
Registration number 1965-022A / 01274
Time and date of launch (UTC) 07h.00m.00s.   March 18, 1965
Launch site Baikonur, LC 1
Launch vehicle Voskhod
Spacecraft mass (kg) 5682
Orbital parameters:
   - inclination (degrees) 64.8
   - period (minutes) 90.9
   - perigee (km) 167
   - apogee (km) 475
Time and date of landing (UTC) 09h.02m.17s.   March 19, 1965
Place of landing 180 km NW of Perm' (Russia) (59.34 N; 55.28 E)
Duration 1d.02h.02m.17s.
Distance (km) 717.3 thousand
Number of revolutions around Earth 17
Summary First EVA in the world (Alexey Leonov; total duration 20m.; outside duration 12m.), distance till 5 meters. Fault of orientation system, manual orientation before entry ignition. Landing in out-of-the-way snow-covered taiga. Difficulties with evacuation of the crew.



CREW
Ord.
num.
Status Main Backup Reserved
1 Cdr Belyaev, Pavel Ivanovich Zaikin, Dmitri Alekseyevich
2 Plt Leonov, Aleksey Arkhipovich Khrunov, Eugeni Vasilyevich
Call sign Almaz (Diamond)


TIMELINE
Date Time (UTC) Spaceship's revo-
lution number
Explanation
Mar 18, 1965 07:00:00 1 Lift-off spacecraft "Voskhod-2"   (crew: Belyaev,   Leonov ).
Mar 18, 1965 08:28:13 2 Depressurization of EVA airlock ( Leonov );spacecraft "Voskhod-2" .
Mar 18, 1965 08:32:54 2 Hatch of EVA airlock opened ( Leonov );spacecraft "Voskhod-2" .
Mar 18, 1965 08:34:51 2 Beginning of THE FIRST MAN'S EVA ( Leonov );spacecraft "Voskhod-2" .
Mar 18, 1965 08:47:00 2 Ingress completed, ending of EVA ( Leonov ), duration 12 min; spacecraft "Voskhod-2" .
Mar 18, 1965 08:48:40 2 Hatch of EVA airlock closed and locked ( Leonov );spacecraft "Voskhod-2" .
Mar 18, 1965 08:51:54 2 Beginning of repressurization of EVA airlock Leonov );spacecraft "Voskhod-2" .
Mar 19, 1965 08:36:27 17 Deorbit burn of spacecraft "Voskhod-2"   (crew: Belyaev,   Leonov ).
Mar 19, 1965 09:02:17 18 Landing of spacecraft "Voskhod-2"   (crew: Belyaev,   Leonov ).

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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