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Expedition 50-51 Launches to International Space Station

Expedition 50-51 Soyuz Commander Oleg Novitskiy of Roscosmos and Flight Engineers Peggy Whitson of NASA and Thomas Pesquet of the European Space Agency launc...

Proxima liftoff

ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet, NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson and Roscosmos commander Oleg Novitsky were launched to the International Space Station on 17 Novem...

Soyuz MS-03

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Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Human Exploration

Low Earth Orbit 1/5 Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Soyuz MS-03 begins expedition 50 by carrying NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet and Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy 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 6 month stay.

Soyuz

Family:
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
    305 T
  • Thrust
Family
  • Name
    Soyuz
  • Family
  • 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-03


Active Human Rated Crew On-board: 3 Crew Capacity: 3
Destination: International Space Station
Serial Number: Soyuz MS 11F732A48 #733

Soyuz MS-03 was a Soyuz spaceflight launched on 17 November 2016. It transported three members of the Expedition 50 crew to the International Space Station. The crew consisted of Oleg Novitskiy, Thomas Pesquet, and Peggy A. Whitson.

Soyuz MS Details

Crew


Oleg Novitskiy

Commander - configurations.Country.None - ( RFSA )

Status: Active

Date of Birth: Oct. 12, 1971
Age: 52

Thomas Pesquet

Flight Engineer - configurations.Country.None - ( ESA )

Status: Active

Date of Birth: Feb. 27, 1978
Age: 46

Peggy Whitson

Flight Engineer - configurations.Country.None - ( AXS )

Status: Active

Date of Birth: Feb. 9, 1960
Age: 64

Progress Rocket Space Center

Progress Rocket Space Center

(PRSC)

Dmitry Baranov Founded: 1996 Successes: 44 Failures: 1 Pending: 0

Agency Type:

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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