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Soyuz MS-20

Soyuz 2.1a

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

Launch Status
Success

Crew

Alexander Misurkin

Alexander Misurkin

Status: Active
9/23/1977 -
Nationality: Russian
Type: Government
First Flight: 3/28/2013
Last Flight: 12/8/2021

Alexander Alexanderovich Misurkin (Russian: Aлександр Aлександрович Мисуркин) born on September 23, 1977, a major in the Russian Air Force, is a Russian cosmonaut, selected in 2006. He flew aboard Soyuz TMA-08M on 28 March 2013 as his first space mission, and launched on Soyuz MS-06 as his second flight, in 2017. He was Commander of the International Space Station for Expedition 54.

Yusaku Maezawa

Yusaku Maezawa

Status: Active
11/22/1975 -
Nationality: Japanese
Type: Private
First Flight: 12/8/2021
Last Flight: 12/8/2021

Yusaku Maezawa is a Japanese billionaire entrepreneur and art collector. He founded Start Today in 1998 and launched the online fashion retail website Zozotown in 2004, now Japan's largest. Most recently, Maezawa introduced a custom-fit apparel brand ZOZO and at-home measurement system, the ZOZOSUIT, in 2018.

Yozo Hirano

Yozo Hirano

Status: Active
1/1/1985 -
Nationality: Japanese
Type: Private
First Flight: 12/8/2021
Last Flight: 12/8/2021

Born in Ehime Prefecture, Japan in 1985. Yozo joined ZOZO Co. Ltd shortly after graduating from university, in charge of management and casting director of the photography team. After leaving ZOZO, he started working as a producer and manager for Yusaku Maezawa’s private projects.

Exact date of birth is unknown.

Mission

Soyuz MS-20

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

Soyuz MS-20 will carry Roscosmos cosmonaut Aleksandr Misurkin as well as two tourists, Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa and his assistant Yozo Hirano, to the International Space Station.

Mission patch for Soyuz MS-20

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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Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O'Neill
1 year ago

3 for the ISS coming up .Space Tourism is here to stay folks have your cameras ready.

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O'Neill
1 year ago

Nominal launch next stop ISS.
All aboard and have a great time folks.