- Serial Number: Soyuz TMA-M 11F732A47 #708
- In Space: No
- Height: 7.48 m
- Diameter: 2.72 m
- Status: Single Use
The Soyuz TMA-08M spacecraft embarked on 1 flight(s), showcasing its capability of Manned and Cargo ISS Logistics, Lifeboat and designed with a flight life of Up to six months docked to Space station. Notably, it boasts a crew capacity accommodating up to 3 astronauts.
Soyuz TMA-08M was a Soyuz spacecraft which launched on 28 March 2013 20:42 UTC. It transported three members of the Expedition 35 crew to the International Space Station. The crew consisted of Pavel Vinogradov, Alexander Misurkin, and Christopher Cassidy.
The Soyuz TMA-M was an upgrade of the baseline Soyuz-TMA, using a new computer, digital interior displays, updated docking equipment, and the vehicle’s total mass was reduced by 70 kilograms.
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.