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Soyuz MS-21

Soyuz 2.1a

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

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Crew

Oleg Artemyev

Oleg Artemyev

Status: Active
12/28/1970 -
Nationality: Russian
Type: Government
First Flight: 3/25/2014
Last Flight: 3/21/2018

Oleg Germanovich Artemyev (Russian: Олег Германович Артемьев) is a Russian Cosmonaut for the Russian Federal Space Agency. He was selected as part of the RKKE-15 Cosmonaut group in 2003. He was a Flight engineer of Expedition 39 and 40 to the International Space Station, and in 2018 he returned to space as the Commander of Soyuz MS-08.

Denis Matveev

Denis Matveev

Status: Active
4/23/1983 -
Nationality: Russian
Type: Government

Denis Vladimirovich Matveev is a Russian cosmonaut. He received his degree in computing and networks from the Bauman Moscow State Technical University in 2006. After graduation, Matveev began working at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia as a junior research assistant. He was promoted to engineer in 2009. Matveev was selected as a cosmonaut in 2010. He was appointed to begin training on October 12, 2010 and was named a test cosmonaut on July 31, 2012.

Sergey Korsakov

Status: Active
9/1/1984 -
Nationality: Russian
Type: Government

Sergey Vladimirovich Korsakov is a Russian cosmonaut selected by Roscosmos in 2012. He is scheduled to make his first flight into space in April 2021 as a flight engineer aboard Soyuz MS-18 ahead of a six month stay aboard the International Space Station.

Mission

Soyuz MS-21

Type: Human Exploration

Soyuz MS-21 will carry Roscosmos cosmonauts Oleg Artemyev, Denis Matveev and Sergey Korsakov to the International Space Station aboard the Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Launch Location

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Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

1529 rockets have launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan.

Rocket

Soyuz 2.1a

Length: 46.3 meters
Diameter: 2.95 meters
First Launch: November 4, 2004

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.

The Soyuz 2.1a rocket has been launched a total of 29 times with 28 successful and 1 failed launches.

Agency

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

Type: Government
Abbreviation: RFSA
Administration: Administrator: Dmitry Rogozin
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
Ken & Judy
19 days ago

That’s what we are all about here folks , “human space exploration” at its best .
All the very best to our Russian space friends .
Space unites us , it does not separate us.