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Viktor Afanasyev

Russian - ( RFSA)

Retired

Date of Birth: Dec. 31, 1948
Age: 71


Viktor Mikhailovich Afanasyev Russian: Виктор Михайлович Афанасьев; born 31 December 1948) is a colonel in the Russian Air Force and a test cosmonaut of the Yu. A. Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center.

Soyuz-U2 | Soyuz TM-11

Soviet Space Program | RUS
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan
Dec. 2, 1990, 8:13 a.m.
Status:
Mission: Human Exploration

Soyuz TM-11 was the 11th mission and the eighth long-duration expedition to Mir space station. The mission began on December 2, 1990, 08:13:32 UTC, launching Commander Viktor Afanasyev, Flight Engineer Musa Manarov and Research Cosmonaut Toyohiro Akiyama, the first space tourist, into orbit. They docked with Mir two days later. During their stay there, cosmonauts performed EVAs, various station repair and maintenance tasks, and carried out scientific experiments in biology, geophysics, space technology, astronomy etc. They were visited by several Progress resupply spacecrafts, and welcomed aboard the ninth long-duration expedition crew, which arrived in Soyuz TM-12 vehicle. Toyohiro Akiyama returned on December 10, 1990, in Soyuz TM-10 spacecraft, while the mission itself concluded with a safe landing back on Earth on May 26, 1991, 10:04:13 UTC.

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Soyuz-U2 | Soyuz TM-18

Soviet Space Program | RUS
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan
Jan. 8, 1994, 10:05 a.m.
Status:
Mission: Human Exploration

Soyuz TM-18 was the 18th mission and the 15th long-duration expedition to Mir space station. The mission began on January 8, 1994, 10:05:34 UTC, launching Commander Viktor Afanasyev, Flight Engineer Yury Usachov and Research Cosmonaut Valeri Polyakov into orbit. They docked with Mir two days later. During their stay there, cosmonauts carried out various scientific experiments in medicine, material sciences, astrophysics etc. Station crew was visited by several Progress resupply spacecrafts, and welcomed aboard the Soyuz TM-19 crew. The mission concluded with a safe landing back on Earth on July 9, 1994, 10:32:35 UTC.

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Soyuz-U | Soyuz TM-29

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) | RUS
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan
Feb. 20, 1999, 4:18 a.m.
Status:
Mission: Human Exploration

Soyuz TM-29 was the 38th mission and the 27th long-duration expedition to Mir space station. The mission began on February 20, 1999, 04:18:01 UTC, launching Commander Viktor Afanasyev, Flight Engineer Jean-Pierre Haigneré and Research Cosmonaut/Fight Engineer Ivan Bella, who became the first Slovakian cosmonaut, into orbit. They docked with Mir two days later. During their stay there, cosmonauts performed several EVAs and various scientific experiments. Station crew was visited by several Progress resupply spacecrafts. The mission concluded with a safe landing back on Earth on August 28, 1999, 00:34:20 UTC.

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Soyuz-U | Soyuz TM-32

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) | RUS
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan
April 28, 2001, 7:37 a.m.
Status:
Mission: Human Exploration

Soyuz TM-32 was a visiting mission to ISS, which carried 3 cosmonauts and astronauts. Russian Commander, cosmonaut Talgat Musabayev alongside Flight Engineer, Yuri Baturin and Flight Engineer/Spaceflight Participant Dennis Tito launched aboard the Soyuz spacecraft on April 28, 2001, 07:37:20 UTC. They docked with the station two days later. During their stay there, crew assisted Expedition 2 members in station work. Soyuz TM-32 crew returned aboard Soyuz TM-31, landing safely back on Earth on May 6, 2001, 05:41:28 UTC.

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Soyuz U | Soyuz TM-33

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) | RUS
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan
Oct. 21, 2001, 8:59 a.m.
Status:
Mission: Human Exploration

Soyuz TM-33 was a visiting mission to ISS, which carried 3 cosmonauts and astronauts. Russian Commander, cosmonaut Viktor Afanasyev alongside Flight Engineer, ESA astronaut Claudie Haigneré and Flight Engineer/Spaceflight Participant, Konstantin Kozeyev launched aboard the Soyuz spacecraft on October 21, 2001, 08:59:35 UTC. They docked with the station two days later. During their stay there, crew assisted Expedition 3 members in station work. Soyuz TM-33 crew returned aboard Soyuz TM-32, landing safely back on Earth on October 31, 2001, 05:00:00 UTC.

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Administrator: Dmitry Rogozin

The Roscosmos State Corporation for Space Activities, commonly known as Roscosmos, is the governmental body responsible for the space science program of the Russian Federation and general aerospace research. Soyuz has many launch locations the Russian sites are Baikonur, Plesetsk and Vostochny however Ariane also purchases the vehicle and launches it from French Guiana.


Soyuz 2.1B
Launch Successful
16 hours, 4 minutes ago
Gonets-M30, Gonets-M31, Gonets-M32
43/3 (43L) - Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

Gonets-M are an upgraded version of Gonets satellites, derived from military communications system Strela-3. Gonets-M constellation is tasked with...


Soyuz STA
Launch Successful
1 day, 15 hours ago
Falcon Eye 2
Soyuz Launch Complex - Kourou, French Guiana

Falcon Eye 2 is a high-resolution Earth-imaging satellite for the United Arab Emirates. Built by Airbus Defense and Space with an optical imaging p...


H-IIA
Launch Successful
4 days, 9 hours ago
JDRS-1
Yoshinobu Launch Complex - Tanegashima, Japan

JDRS-1 is a Japanese Data Relay Satellite.


Falcon 9 Block 5
Launch Successful
1 week, 1 day ago
Starlink 15
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

A batch of 60 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Long March 5
Launch Successful
1 week, 2 days ago
Chang'e 5
Wenchang - Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Chang'e 5 is China's robotic lunar sample return mission, which is set to bring back at least 2 kg of lunar soils and rock samples. The probe will ...