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Soyuz TMA-13

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Human Exploration

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

Soyuz TMA-13 begins Expedition 18 by carrying 3 astronauts and cosmonauts to the International Space Station. Russian Commander, cosmonaut Yuri Lonchakov alongside Flight Engineer, Michael Fincke (NASA) & spaceflight participant Richard Garriott (Space Adventures) will launch aboard the Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and then rendezvous with the station. It landed on 8 April 2009, 07:16 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-13


Active Human Rated Crew On-board: 3 Crew Capacity: 3
Destination: International Space Station
Serial Number: Soyuz TMA 11F732A17 #223

Soyuz TMA-13 was a Soyuz spacecraft which launched on 12 October 2008 07:01 UTC. It transported two members of the Expedition 18 crew and one tourist to the International Space Station. The Expedition 18 crew consisted of Yuri Lonchakov and Michael Fincke. The tourist was Richard Garriott.

Soyuz Details

Crew


Michael Fincke

Flight Engineer - American - (NASA)

Status: Active

Date of Birth: March 14, 1967
Age: 54

Richard Garriott

Spaceflight Participant - British

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: July 4, 1961
Age: 59

Yury Lonchakov

Commander - Russian - (RFSA)

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: March 4, 1965
Age: 56

Progress Rocket Space Center

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Dmitry Baranov Founded: 1996 Successes: 166 Failures: 7 Pending: 23

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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