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Soyuz MS-17

Soyuz 2.1a

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

Launch Status
Success

Crew

Sergey Ryzhikov

Sergey Ryzhikov

Status: Active
8/19/1974 -
Nationality: Russian
Type: Government
First Flight: 10/19/2016
Last Flight: 10/14/2020

Sergey Nikolayevich Ryzhiko born on August 19, 1974, lieutenant colonel of Russian Air Force, is a Russian cosmonaut, selected in 2006. Ryzhikov launched on his first spaceflight onboard the Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft. He spent approximately six months onboard the International Space Station taking part in Expedition 49/50, returning to Earth on April 10, 2017.

Kathleen Rubins

Kathleen Rubins

Status: Active
10/14/1978 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 7/7/2016
Last Flight: 10/14/2020

Kathleen Hallisey "Kate" Rubins is a NASA astronaut. She became the 60th woman to fly in space when she launched on a Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station on July 6, 2016. She returned to Earth on October 30, 2016 aboard a Soyuz. She was a crew member of Expedition 48 and Expedition 49 of the International Space Station.

Sergey Kud-Sverchkov

Sergey Kud-Sverchkov

Status: Active
8/23/1983 -
Nationality: Russian
Type: Government
First Flight: 10/14/2020
Last Flight: 10/14/2020

Sergey Vladimirvich Kud-Sverchkov Is a Kazakh-Russian engineer and cosmonaut selected in 2010.

Mission

Soyuz MS-17

Type: Human Exploration
Launch Cost: $80,000,000

Soyuz MS-17 begins expedition 63 by carrying Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov, Sergey Kud-Sverchkov and NASA astronaut Kathleen Rubins to the International Space Station aboard the Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. After launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, they will rendezvous to the station where they will remain for their 6 month stay.

Mission patch for Soyuz MS-17

Location

31/6

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

1536 rockets have launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan.

31/6, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Rocket

Soyuz 2.1a – Progress Rocket Space Center

  • Family: Soyuz
  • Length: 46.3 m
  • Diameter: 2.95 m
  • Launch Mass: 312 T
  • Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 7020 kg

The Soyuz 2.1a was manufactured by Progress Rocket Space Center with the first launch on 2004-11-04. Soyuz 2.1a has 34 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 35 launches. The Soyuz 2.1A converted the flight control system from analog to digital, which allowed launch from fixed platforms. It also allowed big fairings and payloads.

Agency

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) – RFSA

  • Type: Government
  • Abbreviation: RFSA
  • Administration: Administrator: Yuri Borisov
  • Founded: 1992
  • Launchers: Soyuz
  • Spacecraft: Soyuz
  • Country: RUS

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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