Made by Sven Grahn in Sollentuna, Sweden and
Summarised by Chris van den Berg, the Hague,
and five recordings made by Mark Severance in Fort
Indeed a TV broadcast from Sal-5. They spoke about an experiment (not specified).
Baykal-2, Zholobov does the communications. The crew addresses a message
to the participants of the 21st Olympic Games. (Nice story,
but the normal bla-bla propaganda for peace etc.)
1002.02-1006.07 UT .
At 1240 (0940UT) command VO-1 given. Understood. Volynov asks for instructions.
About the Stroka, the teletypeprinter. Will check parameters when Stroka
I gathered the litterature and enter the BO (Bytovoy Otsek - Life compartment
of Soyuz) now. I leave the button activated -pressed in-. Got information
about formular 110. About ‘leaving the station’ (pokidaniye) , test not
yet terminated, will last for about 40 minutes. I consumed all my MT-1.
Zarya: Not necessary. Volynov: Not necessary? (Volynov stated that they
have to do that test and that they will report results). Agreed. Yes, we
will execute the test. I can write down form 14. How on earth is it about
Baykal-2, is the recording connected? Zarya: Unclear. (About Baykal-2)
V: understood. How do I switch on Zeta? Zarya: Not needed. V: How is the
recording proceeding? If they do not yet speak we can check form 14. Zarya:
unclear about Baykal-2. Volynov expects Zarya’s command for execution of
Form 14 ready. Zarya: unclear
reads out data. (6 figure groups plus ‘ugli posadki’, here about 112 degrees).
1131.20-1135.55 UT :
Volynov: Baykal-2 will perform the task. Zholobov has some questions. Zholobov
asks times for some activities, i.e. telemetry, time for work according
to form 100 and somewhat earlier about form 124 to enable him to check
Meanwhile the TV transmission
is ready and Zarya receives images. Interview by someone on earth. (Questions
about the health a.s.o. of the crew -as always excellent, feeling like
home, no problems with microgravity). About the experiment to be executed
today, Kristall, crystall growth. Explains that all previous cosmonauts
and astronauts already worked on these experiments and shows the installation
on board Sal-5.
1304.20-1308.40 UT :
Zholobov with Zarya. He reports that Volynov is on the spot where he has
to be and Zholobov has switched on Svet (or; the lights) for him. Zarya:
Question about plug. Zholobov reports that these were 9th and
10th plugs. All goes well. Crew complaining about temperature,
it is very cold 3 or 4 degrees C. (Not clear which experiment. Reporting
figures, 10, 15, 20, 30 etc. More not needed.)
transmission, no speech)
Volynov reports that Zholobov is working according to form 111, possibly
ready in 1 minute. Transmitting TV images. Zarya relays command coming
from Zarya-25. Then Zarya-25 himself comes on the line. Zarya-25 says that
he is pleased to see the crew.
that Zholobov is going to the Stroka, the RTTY printer, on which they get
telegrams. After a while one of the crew members gives a kind of report
with some old stories about pilots and cosmonauts flying away from the
0952.09-0957.58 UT :
Understood. That means that we during this session do not have anything
to speak about (or: no TV report). Let me know until which time we have
TV? 6 or 7? Understood. Stroka is active. V: I am ready. Volynov/Zholobov
talk with Sergey at Zarya. Speaks to the TV-viewers and in particular to
their Polish friends for on 22 July 1976 the Polish nation celebrates the
rebirth of Poland: congratulations.
Then Volynov tells
about themselves. Assisted by Zholobov about the fact that all is going
well and that they do all in accordance with the program. Also about the
experiments. We did already a lot, but still have more to do and are willing
to show the experiments when the TV-viewers will visit them again. Enthusiastic
report about the observations and imaging of silver clouds and about the
good results of technological and scientific experiments.
1259.35-1303.07 UT :Zarya
- Baykal-2. Zholobov: Just a second. Ready for the 14th form.
Zarya reads out the times for the Ugli Posadki. Then Volynov: I want to
report that at 1145 (0845UT) did we perform the task at KR. The system
works well, no transparants are indicating that something is wrong. We
prepared the TV report.
Something accomplished (possibly electrical connections, red on red and
brown on brown.
First I can report about KTF, that what you asked for. When I was standing
on the treadmill I worked on KTF 1205-1230 and I switched on the KTF of
the treadmill now and then from 1202-1208, has been switched of at 20.
About 103rd? We already have given that. Volynov: Zholobov is
checking this out, he listens at the receiver. Zarya: Question about 23st
form. Zholobov about 23st form. We gave another form, that is a form about
the B. Zholobov of the Soyuz. and this form, about a check is the B.Zr.R.
of the station. Will have a look and report in 23 seconds.
The pictures below show where the
space station was when Mark picked up the voice signals (blue line).
This map shows revolution
511 of Salyut-5. The black spot is Fort Worth.
This map shows
revolutions 516 and 517. Voice was picked up only near the horizon in Fort
25 July 1976
Transmitter/Microphone open. No speech.
Volynov in a speech about sportsmen of the beloved fatherland. Sport does
help us.. (Political bla-bla)
Volynov calls Zarya. Zarya gives instructions (unclear). Volynov: understood.
About camera. Zarya: More instructions about 138. Then TV report: Dear
TV viewers, we speak to you from station Salyut-5, to tell you today about
the instruments which have been installed here, the optic visor (sight).
With this instrument Baykal-2 is now looking and he observes to the surface
of the earth, we observe the surface of our blue planet. (etc. etc., long
Volynov: Excellent, I will enter the BO (life compartment of Soyuz) for
the Telemetry. -Long interlude- Program 2 is ready, I switch on PEK (unclear).
PEK switched on. Stroka is working. (Printer of RTTY installation) The
text is running. That sound is the working Polinovovskiy (phonetic) compressor.
Yes. Volynov TV-scan 1. We do that immediately. We already changed the
shoe (electrical connection), 1 in 5, you understood us well.
Volynov: Stroka is working, printing the form 14. 565th 700
M 10.1 PK MSP 8th inert 9th 092327 12th
-918 13th 92656 18th 105300 20th 122306.
Volynov: I report in the check 0658 0 07 08 we discovered AO 3 does not
burn, from here it is clear that the commands do not come through, at the
dynamics all commands come through normally. So this means that all is
in vain. The rest is ready and normal. 581 697 887 Volynov: We must check
form 114 Volynov: Give me the times please. So that is the 700th
orbit? Volynov: orbit 716/5 272 begin 0838 7 0943 0858 ASK 0848 0855 Zarya
0903 0913 and at 10 o’clock 26th no questions 727 LOS (communication
sessions. So 272 is the identification of a facility. ASK is the trackingship
Akademik Sergy Koroloyov. )
Volynov: Our mood is very good, our condition is good. All according to
plan, we are working and execute the program. Everything is proceeding
well. Volynov: The most warm impression which I remember about these days
of flight, that is of course the transfer into the station after the docking.
That is an unforgettable event and, forgive me, the most emotional one.
I have been waiting for that moment for a very long time and when I entered
the station, every moment, every minute , every second and every step was
what I was waiting for so long, that I remember everything and until now
I still see this for me. Zarya: unclear. Volynov: What can I say, in principle
we should begin there, in the first place: not far from you is our famous
Oryol (German Titov). Zarya: Probably a confirmation. Volynov: It is so
that tomorrow it will be the 15th anniversary of his flight,
tomorrow it will be the 6th of August and that is why I thought
that it is no coincidence that German will be there too. That is why we
out the bottom of our hearths congratulate German with the anniversary
of his flight and if we look back a little bit in the past , 15 years ago,
then we can say that that flight in the Vostok-2, executed by you 25 hours
you have been in orbit 703.000 KM behind the wall of the planet earth that
is very much, but in principle 15 years is not very much and now is in
orbit our station Salyut-5. This is a much more complicated machine than
the Vostok, you will remember .... Zarya: of course. Volynov: And now we
have an enormous house, .... a scientific laboratory in orbit. A space
Volynov: all well. We are ready to bring the TV-report. Zholobov: How is
the image over there? Volynov: Do you not yet see the image? Zarya: we
observe the image, but ..... unclear. About telereportage. We are going
to bring that TV report, but Zarya-25 is not there and does not come on
the line to speak with us.
Volynov: Zarya-25 how do
you read, over. Zarya: (lady, Tamara) answers. Volynov: Tamara, greetings,
Zholobov hello Tamara, Zholobov: We are ready to greet you and we invite
you to come and visit us. Inn our space house, have a look at us via the
porthole. Zarya: unclear. Volynov and Zholobov. with enthusiasm to Tamara.
Friendly conversation. Volynov: Tamara, we invite everybody who came there
in the studio to come and visit us, then they will see us via the porthole,
the so called blue screen. Volynov: I just look through the porthole where
we are flying. A few minutes ago we passed Prague, we flew over Warsaw,
the weather is in our view not bad, no clouds. And then our orbit is going
via Kiev, Kharkov, the distance between Kiev and Kharkov we fly in just
1 minute. Zarya: Tamara, long unclear. Thanking the crew. Volynov: Nice
words to all people over there. With an Andrey at Zarya. Daughter Tanya
with her father Volynov.
we counted (?) 10 groups 825 948 420 130 041 254 613 957 554 70 I am ready.
number 611 group 347 144 471 952 571 504 725 985 629 82 Understood. Just
a second. Ready.
Volynov: very good and how do you read me? I report: all systems are functioning
well, the station is in the raw gyroregime, the dynamics are proceeding
well. ....103, 34 762 0540 1st 28 3rd 45 4th
32 With me the "transparant" TS-1 is burning Zarya: unclear. Volynov: just
a minute. The dynamics stop. Everything is normal. 0 in 0 The ‘ustavka’
(setting?) passed normally. 4th is 32 5th is 0 The
following: 36 41.0 41.5 42 41 42 41.5 825 0.4 22 190 850 198 1720 171030
131513 777 time of the check of the contact. Understood. Zarya: unclear.
Excellent, I prepare that. Ready. I am not able to that so quickly. 07
TV report. Oke. Oke. Understood. Zarya: form... Volynov: Will there be
no 110st form? Of course. Zholobov: Which group? Ready. Zarya: Unclear.
Volynov: Number of radiogram? I repeat: 68 37th group 437 183
558 518 585 122 276 031 55 Zarya: that’s right. Volynov: Understood. Ready
for it. Time?
Zarya this is Baykal-2 over. Zholobov: Do see an image? Look at the image,
is for the 6th of the 3rd, for the 6th
of the 3rd for the new season. Spring or summer, it is cool
over here in the station. for the 6th of the 3rd,
pass this on. We tried it, we worked hard on it. Something is whistling
in the background. Zarya: How is Stroka? Zholobov: Stroka is working normally.
Volynov/Zholobov: Excellent. Good morning.
TV-viewers we invite to be our guests. Baykal-2, Vitaliy will tell you
about the technological experiment, which is named Reaktsiya. Zholobov:
Good morning dear TV-viewers. Today we execute one of the series technological
experiments, the so called experiment in Reaktsiya. This is a continuation
of the experiments executed by the crew of the Soyuz-6, Georgiy Shonin
and Valeriy Kubasov, for the welding of materials in space. Yes, that was
in 1969, and today this work will be continued and today we executed an
experiment of that kind. What to say, so the conditions of welding obviously
you immediately think about the images of burning, hot, sparks, protection
masks, protection filters (Volynov enjoys the story of Zholobov. by laughing
now and then) but at us this a little bit different, for the analogue experiments
a special installation has been constructed, which includes some reactors,
in which the samples, which have to undergo the welding are enclosed in
these packets, in such a packet, with help of impulses is generated an
ignition impulse of this packet and with the help of an extra thermal reaction
in which the warmth is divided the solder is melting and fusing. there
are 2 materials, in this case, in this experiment, the solder is used,
utilised, of 2 difficult combinations, here are to little pipes and as
you can see on your screens (Volynov interrupts: We can show this..) Zholobov:
Do you see it, is it good visible? So 2 little pipes and ...(Volynov. The
experiment proceeded well) Zholobov. In the beginning we were a little
bit anxious about the experiment, for welding is welding and .. (Volynov.
interrupts, unclear) warm (Zholobov. laughs) and that is why we were a
little bit upset, but now all is normal, the results are, as you can see
yourself, excellent, all pipes are united in an excellent .... the quality
can be only determined by experts when we bring back this sample. They
do that by the help of laboratory expertise .........Loss of Signal
morning , all OK with us. Volynov: I give form 103. 38 825 31.5 0 35.5
41 41.5 42 41 42.5 41 860 20 3045 22 190 852 10 18 21 21 225 14 16 14 10
29th and 30th measured two times, but the "transparant"
‘failure meter’ End 04 00 please timecheck and second question on TV, in
TV-report number 5 is it necessary to attacht the camera to a support bar
or is this possible by hand support? I pick up the time check. B.Ch.K is
This was the last voice
contact with Salyut-5 from Sollentuna. the passes over Europe drifted into
the nighhttime when the crew was asleep.
The crew landed at 1832.17
UT on 24 August 1976.
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