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Soyuz TMA-12

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Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Human Exploration

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

Soyuz TMA-12 begins Expedition 17 by carrying 3 astronauts and cosmonauts to the International Space Station. Russian Commander, cosmonaut Sergei Volkov alongside Flight Engineers, Oleg Kononenko (RSA) & Yi So-Yeon (KAP - Korean Astronaut Program) will launch aboard the Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and then rendezvous with the station. It landed on October 24, 2008, 03:37 UTC

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-12


Active Human Rated Crew On-board: 3 Crew Capacity: 3
Destination: International Space Station
Serial Number: Soyuz TMA 11F732A17 #222

Soyuz TMA-12 was a Soyuz spacecraft which launched on April 8 2008 11:16 UTC. It transported two members of the Expedition 17 crew and one participant to the International Space Station. The Expedition 17 crew consisted of Sergei Volkov and Oleg Kononenko. The spaceflight participant was biotechnologist Yi So-Yeon.

Soyuz Details

Crew


Sergey Aleksandrovich Volkov

Commander - Russian - ( RFSA )

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: April 1, 1973
Age: 49

Yi So-yeon

Spaceflight Participant - South Korean - ( KAP )

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: June 2, 1978
Age: 43

Oleg Kononenko

Flight Engineer - Russian - ( RFSA )

Status: Active

Date of Birth: June 21, 1964
Age: 57

Progress Rocket Space Center

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Dmitry Baranov Founded: 1996 Successes: 282 Failures: 10 Pending: 18

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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