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Soyuz TM-18

Soyuz TM-18

  • Serial Number: Soyuz TM 11F732A51 #67
  • In Space: No
  • Height: 7.48 m
  • Diameter: 2.72 m
  • Status: Single Use

The Soyuz TM-18 spacecraft embarked on 1 flight(s), showcasing its capability of Manned and Cargo ISS & Mir Logistics, Lifeboat and designed with a flight life of 180 days while docked. Notably, it boasts a crew capacity accommodating up to 3 astronauts.

Soyuz TM-18 was a Soyuz spacecraft which launched on 8 January 1994 10:05 UTC. It transported three members of the Expedition 15 crew to Mir. The crew consisted of Viktor Afanasyev, Yury Usachov, and Valeri Polyakov.



The Soyuz-TM crew transports were fourth generation Soyuz spacecraft, and were used from 1986 to 2002 for ferry flights to Mir and the International Space Statio

Soyuz is a series of spacecraft designed for the Soviet space programme by the Korolyov Design Bureau (now RKK Energia) in the 1960s that remains in service today. The Soyuz succeeded the Voskhod spacecraft and was originally built as part of the Soviet Manned Lunar programme. The Soyuz spacecraft is launched on a Soyuz rocket, the most frequently used and most reliable launch vehicle in the world to date. The Soyuz rocket design is based on the Vostok launcher, which in turn was based on the 8K74 or R-7A Semyorka, a Soviet intercontinental ballistic missile. All Soyuz spacecraft are launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.


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.

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