Soyuz TM-28

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Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Human Exploration

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

Soyuz TM-28 was the 37th mission and the 26th long-duration expedition to Mir space station. The mission began on August 13, 1998, 09:43:11 UTC, launching Commander Gennady Padalka, Flight Engineer Sergei Avdeyev and Research Cosmonaut Yuri Baturin into orbit. They docked with Mir two days later. During their stay there, cosmonauts performed several EVAs and various scientific experiments in medicine, biotechnology, Earth sciences etc. Station crew was visited by several Progress resupply spacecrafts, and welcomed aboard Soyuz TM-29 with the next expedition crew. The mission concluded with a safe landing back on Earth on February 28, 1999, 02:14:30 UTC.

Soyuz U

Family: Soyuz
Configuration:

Specifications
  • Minimum Stage
    2
  • Max Stage
    3
  • Length
    51.1 m
  • Diameter
    2.95 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    313 T
  • Thrust
Family
  • Name
    Soyuz U
  • Family
    Soyuz
  • Variant
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Soyuz U
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    6900 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Soyuz TM-28


Active Human Rated Crew On-board: 3 Crew Capacity: 3
Destination: Mir
Serial Number: Soyuz TM 11F732A51 #77

Soyuz TM-28 was a Soyuz spacecraft which launched on 13 August 1998 09:43 UTC. It transported two members of the Expedition 26 and one cosmonaut to to Mir. The Expedition 26 crew consisted of Gennady Padalka and Sergei Avdeyev. Yuri Baturin spent 11 days on the station.

Soyuz Details

Crew


Gennady Padalka

Commander - Russian - ( RFSA )

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: June 21, 1958
Age: 63

Yuri Baturin

Research Cosmonaut - Russian - ( RFSA )

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: June 12, 1949
Age: 72

Sergei Avdeyev

Flight Engineer - Russian - ( RFSA )

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: Jan. 1, 1956
Age: 66

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

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Administrator: Dmitry Rogozin Founded: 1992 Successes: 1471 Failures: 81 Pending: 0

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.

INFO WIKI

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

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