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Soyuz MS-22

Soyuz 2.1a

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

Launch Status
Success

Crew


Sergey Prokopyev

Sergey Prokopyev

  • Birthday: 02/19/1975
  • Role: Commander
  • Nationality: Russian
  • First Flight: 06/06/2018
  • Last Flight: 09/21/2022

Sergei Valeriyevich Prokopyev, born 19 February 1975 is a Russian cosmonaut. He is the commander of Soyuz MS-09, and flight engineer of Expedition 56/57 to the International space station.

Dmitriy Petelin

Dmitriy Petelin

  • Birthday: 07/10/1983
  • Role: Flight Engineer
  • Nationality: Russian
  • First Flight: 09/21/2022
  • Last Flight: 09/21/2022

Selected as astronaut in 2012. By the decision of the Interdepartmental Commission for the Selection of Cosmonauts, he was approved as Flight Engineer-2 of the backup crew of the Soyuz MS-18 and, accordingly, of the Soyuz MS-19 prime crew.

Francisco Rubio

Francisco Rubio

  • Birthday: 12/11/1976
  • Role: Flight Engineer
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 09/21/2022
  • Last Flight: 09/21/2022

Francisco Carlos Rubio is a US Army helicopter pilot, flight surgeon, and NASA astronaut of the class of 2017.

Mission


Soyuz MS-22

  • Type: Human Exploration
  • Orbit: Low Earth Orbit
  • Launch Cost: $80,000,000

Soyuz MS-22 carried Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergei Prokopeyev, Dmitry Petelin and NASA astronaut Frank Rubio to the International Space Station aboard the Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

The spacecraft suffered a thermal control system depressurization/leak on the ISS on December 15, 2022, possibly due to micrometeor impact. It will land back on Earth without crew and will be replaced by Soyuz MS-23.

Soyuz MS-22

Location


31/6

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

31/6 has witnessed the launch of 413 rockets, including 413 orbital launch attempts, while Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan, has been the site for 1546 rocket launches.

31/6

Rocket


Progress Rocket Space Center Soyuz 2.1a

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.
It is currently used for crewed Soyuz and Progress flights to the ISS.

Soyuz 2.1a

Agency


Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

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.

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)
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