Soyuz MS-16

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Human Exploration

Low Earth Orbit 31/6 Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Soyuz MS-16 begins expedition 62 by carrying Roscosmos cosmonauts Anatoli Ivanishin, Ivan Vagner and NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy to the International Space Station aboard the Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. After launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, they will rendezvous to the station where they will remain for their 6 month stay.

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9 апреля 2020 года в 11:05:06 мск со стартового комплекса площадки 31 космодрома Байконур стартовала ракета «Союз-2.1а» с космическим кораблем «Союз МС-16». ...

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Soyuz 2.1A

Family: Soyuz
Configuration: 2.1A

The Soyuz 2.1A converted the flight control system from analog to digital, which allowed launch from fixed platforms. It also allowed big fairings and payloads.

Specifications
  • Minimum Stage
    2
  • Max Stage
    3
  • Length
    46.3 m
  • Diameter
    2.95 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    312 T
  • Thrust
    4149 kN
Family
  • Name
    Soyuz 2.1A
  • Family
    Soyuz
  • Variant
    2.1A
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Soyuz 2.1A
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $US$80 million (Arianespace)
  • Low Earth Orbit
    7020 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    2810 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity
    4230 kg

Soyuz MS-16


Active Human Rated Crew On-board: 3 Crew Capacity: 3
Destination: International Space Station
Serial Number: Soyuz MS 11F732A48 #745

Soyuz MS-15 is a Soyuz spacecraft planned scheduled to launch in April 2020. It will transport three members of the Expedition 62 crew to the International Space Station.

Soyuz Details

Crew


Christopher Cassidy

Flight Engineer - American - (NASA)

Status: Active

Date of Birth: Jan. 4, 1970
Age: 50

Anatoli Ivanishin

Commander - Russian - (RFSA)

Status: Active

Date of Birth: Jan. 15, 1969
Age: 51

Ivan Vagner

Flight Engineer - Russian - (RFSA)

Status: Active

Date of Birth: July 10, 1985
Age: 34

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

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Administrator: Dmitry Rogozin Founded: 1992 Successes: 338 Failures: 23 Pending: 21

Agency Type: Government

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.

INFO WIKI

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Pad: 31/6


LauncherOne
Failure
3 days, 8 hours ago
Launch Demo
Mojave Air and Space Port - Air launch to orbit

Payload-free test flight of the LauncherOne vehicle.


Soyuz 2.1B
Success
6 days, 20 hours ago
EKS 4 (Tundra 4) (Kosmos 2546)
43/4 (43R) - Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

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H-IIB
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1 week, 1 day ago
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Osaki Y LP2 - Tanegashima, Japan

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Atlas V 501
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1 week, 4 days ago
OTV-6 (X-37B) (USSF-7)
Space Launch Complex 41 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

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Kuaizhou
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2 weeks, 3 days ago
Xingyun-2 01, 02
Launch Area 4? - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

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Long March 5B
Success
3 weeks, 2 days ago
Maiden Flight
Wenchang - Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

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Soyuz 2.1A
Success
1 month ago
Progress MS-14 (75P)
31/6 - Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

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Falcon 9 Block 5
Success
1 month ago
Starlink 6
Launch Complex 39A - Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

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


Qased
Success
1 month, 1 week ago
Noor
Unknown Pad - Shahrud Missile Test Site, Islamic Republic of Iran

This is the first launch of the Qased launch vehicle, which is reported to have placed a military satellite called Noor into 425-km orbit.


Long March 3
Failure
1 month, 2 weeks ago
Nusantara Dua
Launch Complex 2 (LC-2) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

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