Soyuz TMA-7

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Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Human Exploration

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

Soyuz TMA-7 begins Expedition 12 by carrying 3 astronauts and cosmonauts to the International Space Station. Russian Commander, cosmonaut Valery Tokarev alongside Flight Engineers, William McArthur (NASA) & spaceflight participant Gregory Olsen (Space Adventures) will launch aboard the Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and then rendezvous with the station. It landed on April 8, 2006, 23:48:00 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-7


Active Human Rated Crew On-board: 3 Crew Capacity: 3
Destination: International Space Station
Serial Number: Soyuz TMA 11F732A17 #217

Soyuz TMA-7 was a Soyuz spacecraft which launched on 1 October 2005 03:55 UTC. It transported two members of the Expedition 12 crew and one participant to the International Space Station. The Expedition 12 crew consisted of Valery Tokarev and William McArthur. The participant was tourist Gregory Olsen.

Soyuz Details

Crew


Gregory Olsen

Tourist - American

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: April 20, 1945
Age: 76

Valeri Tokarev

Commander - Russian - ( RFSA )

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: Oct. 29, 1952
Age: 69

William S. McArthur

Flight Engineer - American - ( NASA )

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: July 26, 1951
Age: 70

Progress Rocket Space Center

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Dmitry Baranov Founded: 1996 Successes: 275 Failures: 10 Pending: 19

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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