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Soyuz MS-09

Soyuz-FG

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

Launch Status
Success

Crew

Sergey Prokopyev

Sergey Prokopyev

Commander

Status: Active
2/19/1975 -
Nationality: Russian
Type: Government
First Flight: 6/6/2018
Last Flight: 6/6/2018

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.

Alexander Gerst

Alexander Gerst

Flight Engineer

Status: Active
5/3/1976 -
Nationality: German
Type: Government
First Flight: 5/28/2014
Last Flight: 6/6/2018

Alexander Gerst is a German European Space Agency astronaut and geophysicist, who was selected in 2009 to take part in space training.
He was part of the International Space Station Expedition 40 and 41 from May to November 2014.
Gerst returned to space on June 6, 2018, as part of Expedition 56/57 as the ISS Commander.

Serena Auñón-Chancellor

Serena Auñón-Chancellor

Flight Engineer

Status: Active
4/9/1976 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 6/6/2018
Last Flight: 6/6/2018

Serena Maria Auñón-Chancellor is an American physician, engineer, and NASA astronaut. She has been in space since June 6, 2018, serving as a flight engineer in Expedition 56/57 to the International Space Station.

Mission

Soyuz MS-09

Type: Human Exploration

Soyuz MS-09 begins expedition 56 by carrying Roscosmos cosmonaut Sergey Prokopyev, ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst and NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor to the International Space Station. After launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, they will rendezvous to the station where they will remain for their 6 month stay.

Location

1/5

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

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

1/5, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Rocket

Soyuz

Length: 49.5 meters
Diameter: 3 meters
First Launch: May 20, 2001

The Soyuz FG rocket is an expendable launch vehicle most commonly known for carrying humans to the International Space Station today.

The Soyuz rocket has been launched a total of 60 times with 59 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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