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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.

Serena Auñón-Chancellor

Serena Auñón-Chancellor

  • Birthday: 04/09/1976
  • Role: Flight Engineer
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 06/06/2018
  • Last Flight: 06/06/2018

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.

Alexander Gerst

Alexander Gerst

  • Birthday: 05/03/1976
  • Role: Flight Engineer
  • Nationality: German
  • First Flight: 05/28/2014
  • Last Flight: 06/06/2018

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.

Mission


Soyuz MS-09

  • Type: Human Exploration
  • Orbit: Low Earth Orbit

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.

Soyuz MS-09

Location


1/5

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

1/5 has witnessed the launch of 487 rockets, including 487 orbital launch attempts, while Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan, has been the site for 1545 rocket launches.

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Rocket


Progress Rocket Space Center Soyuz FG

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

Soyuz FG

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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