Soyuz TMA-6

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Human Exploration

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

Soyuz TMA-6 begins Expedition 11 by carrying 3 astronauts and cosmonauts to the International Space Station. Russian Commander, cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev alongside Flight Engineers, John Phillips (NASA) & Roberto Vittori (ESA) will launch aboard the Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and then rendezvous with the station. It landed on October 11, 2005, 01:09:00 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-6


Active Human Rated Crew On-board: 3 Crew Capacity: 3
Destination: International Space Station
Serial Number: Soyuz TMA 11F732A17 #216

Soyuz TMA-6 was a Soyuz spacecraft which launched on 15 April 2005 00:46 UTC. It transported two members of the Expedition 11 crew and one astronaut to the International Space Station. The Expedition 11 crew consisted of Sergei Krikalev and John Phillips. The astronaut was ESA astronaut Roberto Vittori.

Soyuz Details

Crew


Roberto Vittori

Flight Engineer - Italian - (ESA)

Status: Active

Date of Birth: Oct. 15, 1964
Age: 55

Sergei Krikalev

Commander - Russian - (RFSA)

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: Aug. 27, 1958
Age: 61

John L. Phillips

Flight Engineer - American - (NASA)

Status: Active

Date of Birth: April 15, 1951
Age: 69

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

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Administrator: Dmitry Rogozin Founded: 1992 Successes: 338 Failures: 24 Pending: 21

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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