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Soyuz TMA-02M

Soyuz FG

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

Launch Status
Success

Crew

Sergey Aleksandrovich Volkov

Sergey Aleksandrovich Volkov

Status: Retired
4/1/1973 -
Nationality: Russian
Type: Government
First Flight: 4/8/2008
Last Flight: 9/2/2015

Sergey Aleksandrovich Volkov is a retired Russian cosmonaut and engineer. He was a member of three missions to the International Space Station, spending more than a year in total in space. During his missions he did four spacewalks lasting more than 23 hours in total. Volkov retired from the Cosmonaut group in February 2017.

Satoshi Furukawa

Satoshi Furukawa

Status: Active
4/4/1964 -
Nationality: Japanese
Type: Government
First Flight: 6/7/2011
Last Flight: 6/7/2011

Satoshi Furukawa (古川 聡 Furukawa Satoshi, born April 4, 1964) is a Japanese surgeon and JAXA astronaut. Furukawa was assigned to the International Space Station as a flight engineer on long-duration missions Expedition 28/29, lifting off 7 June 2011 and returning 22 November 2011.

Michael E. Fossum

Michael E. Fossum

Status: Retired
12/19/1957 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 7/4/2006
Last Flight: 6/7/2011

Michael Edward Fossum is a former American astronaut and the Chief Operating Officer of Texas A&M University at Galveston. He flew into space on board the NASA Space Shuttle missions STS-121 and STS-124 and served as a mission specialist of Expedition 28 and commander of Expedition 29 aboard the International Space Station.

Mission

Soyuz TMA-02M

Type: Human Exploration

Soyuz TMA-02M begins expedition 28 by carrying 3 astronauts and cosmonauts to the International Space Station.
Russian Commander, cosmonaut Sergey Volkov alongside Flight Engineers, Michael E. Fossum (NASA) & Satoshi Furukawa (JAXA) will launch aboard the Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and then rendezvous with the station.
It landed on 22 November 2011, 02:26 UTC

Mission patch for Soyuz TMA-02M

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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