Soyuz TMA-08M

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Human Exploration

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

Soyuz TMA-08M begins expedition 35 by carrying 3 astronauts and cosmonauts to the International Space Station. Russian Commander, cosmonaut Pavel Vinogradov alongside Flight Engineers, Alexander Misurkin (RSA) & Christopher Cassidy (NASA) will launch aboard the Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and then rendezvous with the station. It landed on 11 November 2013 at 02:49 UTC

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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 TMA-08M


Active Human Rated Crew On-board: 3 Crew Capacity: 3
Destination: International Space Station
Serial Number: Soyuz TMA-M 11F732A47 #708

Soyuz TMA-08M was a Soyuz spacecraft which launched on 28 March 2013 20:42 UTC. It transported three members of the Expedition 35 crew to the International Space Station. The crew consisted of Pavel Vinogradov, Alexander Misurkin, and Christopher Cassidy.

Soyuz Details

Crew


Pavel Vinogradov

Commander - Russian - (RFSA)

Status: Active

Date of Birth: Aug. 31, 1953
Age: 66

Alexander Misurkin

Flight Engineer - Russian - (RFSA)

Status: Active

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

Christopher Cassidy

Flight Engineer - American - (NASA)

Status: Active

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

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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