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Soyuz TMA-20M

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Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Human Exploration

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

Soyuz TMA-20M begins expedition 47 by carrying 3 cosmonauts to the International Space Station. Russian cosmonauts Alexey Ovchinin and Oleg Skriprochka alongside NASA astronaut Jeff Williams will launch aboard the Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and then rendezvous with the station.

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-20M


Active Human Rated Crew On-board: 3 Crew Capacity: 3
Destination: International Space Station
Serial Number: Soyuz TMA-M 11F732A47 #720

Soyuz TMA-20m is a Soyuz spacecraft launched on 18 March 2016 21:26 UTC. It transported three members of the Expedition 47 crew to the International Space Station. The crew consisted of Aleksey Ovchinin, Oleg Skripochka, and Jeffrey Williams.

Soyuz Details

Crew


Aleksey Ovchinin

Commander - Russian - ( RFSA )

Status: Active

Date of Birth: Sept. 28, 1971
Age: 50

Oleg Skripochka

Flight Engineer - Russian - ( RFSA )

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: Dec. 24, 1969
Age: 52

Jeffrey Williams

Flight Engineer - American - ( NASA )

Status: Active

Date of Birth: Jan. 18, 1958
Age: 64

Progress Rocket Space Center

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Dmitry Baranov Founded: 1996 Successes: 281 Failures: 10 Pending: 17

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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