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Soyuz MS-09

Soyuz-FG

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

Launch Status
Success

Crew

Sergey Prokopyev

Sergey Prokopyev

Status: Active
2/19/1975 -
Nationality: Russian
Type: Government
First Flight: 6/6/2018
Last Flight: 9/21/2022

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.

Alexander Gerst

Alexander Gerst

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

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.

Mission patch for Soyuz MS-09

Location

1/5

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

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

1/5, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Rocket

Soyuz FG – Progress Rocket Space Center

Family: Soyuz-U
Length: 49.5 m
Diameter: 3 m
Launch Mass: 310000 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 6450 kg

The Soyuz FG was manufactured by Progress Rocket Space Center with the first launch on 2001-05-20. Soyuz FG has 59 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 60 launches. The Soyuz FG rocket is an expendable launch vehicle most commonly known for carrying humans to the International Space Station today.

Agency

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

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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