Soyuz MS-06

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Human Exploration

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

Soyuz MS-06 begins expedition 53 by carrying NASA astronauts Mark Vande Hei, Joseph Acaba and Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin 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.

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Additional Media

New Soyuz Crew Launches to the International Space Station

Expedition 53-54 Soyuz Commander Alexander Misurkin of Roscosmos and flight engineers Mark Vande Hei and Joe Acaba of NASA launched on the Russian Soyuz MS-0...

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-06


Active Human Rated Crew On-board: 3 Crew Capacity: 3
Destination: International Space Station
Serial Number: Soyuz MS 11F732A48 #734

Soyuz MS-06 is a Soyuz spacecraft which launched on 13 September 2017. It transported three members of the Expedition 53 crew to the International Space Station. The crew consisted of Alexander Misurkin, Mark Vande Hei, and Joseph Acaba.

Soyuz Details

Crew


Alexander Misurkin

Commander - Russian - (RFSA)

Status: Active

Date of Birth: Sept. 23, 1977
Age: 42

Mark T. Vande Hei

Flight Engineer - American - (NASA)

Status: Active

Date of Birth: Nov. 10, 1966
Age: 53

Joseph M. Acaba

Flight Engineer - American - (NASA)

Status: Active

Date of Birth: May 17, 1967
Age: 53

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

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Administrator: Dmitry Rogozin Founded: 1992 Successes: 339 Failures: 24 Pending: 20

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.

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Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

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