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Soyuz TMA-16M

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Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Human Exploration

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

Soyuz TMA-16M begins expedition 43 by carrying 3 astronauts and cosmonauts to the International Space Station. Russian Commander, cosmonaut Gennady Padalka alongside Flight Engineers, Scott Kelly & Mikhail Korniyenko will launch aboard the Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and then rendezvous with the station. It landed on 12 September 2015 00:51 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-16M


Active Human Rated Crew On-board: 3 Crew Capacity: 3
Destination: International Space Station
Serial Number: Soyuz TMA-M 11F732A47 #716

Soyuz TMA-16M was a Soyuz spacecraft which launched on 27 March 2015 19:42 UTC. It transported three members of the Expedition 43 crew to the International Space Station. The crew consisted of Gennady Padalka, Mikhail Korniyenko, and Scott Kelly.

Soyuz Details

Crew


Mikhail Kornienko

Flight Engineer - Russian - ( RFSA )

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: April 15, 1960
Age: 62

Scott Kelly

Flight Engineer - American - ( NASA )

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: Feb. 21, 1964
Age: 58

Gennady Padalka

Commander - Russian - ( RFSA )

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: June 21, 1958
Age: 63

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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