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New Crew Launches to the ISS

NASA Television covered the pre-launch and launch activities of the Expedition 49/50 crew on its mission to the International Space Station. On Oct. 19, Soyu...

Soyuz MS-02

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Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Human Exploration

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

Soyuz MS-02 begins expedition 49 by carrying Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergei Ryzhikov, Andrei Borisenko and NASA astronaut Robert Kimbrough to the International Space Station. After launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, they will rendezvous to the station where they will remain for their 5 month stay.

Soyuz

Family: Soyuz-U
Configuration: FG

The Soyuz FG rocket is an expendable launch vehicle most commonly known for carrying humans to the International Space Station today.

Specifications
  • Stages
    2
  • Length
    49.5 m
  • Diameter
    3.0 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    310000 T
  • Thrust
Family
  • Name
    Soyuz
  • Family
    Soyuz-U
  • Variant
    FG
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Soyuz FG
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    6450 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity
    4500 kg

Soyuz MS-02


Active Human Rated Crew On-board: 3 Crew Capacity: 3
Destination: International Space Station
Serial Number: Soyuz MS 11F732A48 #732

Soyuz MS-02 was Soyuz spacecraft that launched on 19 October 2016. It transported three members of the Expedition 49 crew to the International Space Station. The crew consisted of Sergey Nikolayevich Ryzhikov, Andrei Borisenko, and Robert S. Kimbrough.

Soyuz Details

Crew


Sergey Ryzhikov

Commander - Russian - ( RFSA )

Status: Active

Date of Birth: Aug. 19, 1974
Age: 47

Andrei Borisenko

Flight Engineer - Russian - ( RFSA )

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: April 17, 1964
Age: 58

Robert S. Kimbrough

Flight Engineer - American - ( NASA )

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: June 4, 1967
Age: 55

Progress Rocket Space Center

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Dmitry Baranov Founded: 1996 Successes: 285 Failures: 10 Pending: 17

Agency Type: Commercial

Progress Rocket Space Centre, formerly known as TsSKB-Progress, is a space science and aerospace research company which is known for manufacturing launch vehicles and satellites. Most notably, Progress Rocket Space Centre is the manufacturer of Soyuz launch vehicles.

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Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

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