Soyuz TMA-18M

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Human Exploration

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

Soyuz TMA-18M begins expedition 45 by carrying 3 astronauts/cosmonauts to the International Space Station. Russian Commander, cosmonaut Sergey Volkov alongside Flight Engineers, ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen and the first Kazakh cosmonaut, Aydyn Aimbetov, will launch aboard the Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and then rendezvous with the station. It landed on 2 March 2016 04:25:27 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-18M


Active Human Rated Crew On-board: 3 Crew Capacity: 3
Destination: International Space Station
Serial Number: Soyuz TMA-M 11F732A47 #718

Soyuz TMA-18M is a Soyuz spacecraft launched on 02 September 2015 04:37 UTC. It transported two members of a 10 day stay crew to the International Space Station. The crew consisted of Sergey Volkov, Andreas Mogensen, and Aidyn Aimbetov. The launch provided the two twelve-month occupants (Scott Kelly and Mikhail Korniyenko) with a fresh Soyuz return capsule.

Soyuz Details

Crew


Andreas Mogensen

Flight Engineer - Danish - (ESA)

Status: Active

Date of Birth: Nov. 2, 1976
Age: 43

Aidyn Aimbetov

Flight Engineer - Kazakh - (KazCosmos)

Status: Active

Date of Birth: July 27, 1972
Age: 48

Sergey Volkov

Commander - Russian - (RFSA)

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: April 1, 1973
Age: 47

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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