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Soyuz TMA-13

Soyuz TMA-13

  • Serial Number: Soyuz TMA 11F732A17 #223
  • In Space: No
  • Height: 748 m
  • Diameter: 2.72 m
  • Status: Single Use

The Soyuz TMA-13 spacecraft embarked on 1 flight(s), showcasing its capability of Manned and Cargo ISS Logistics, Lifeboat and designed with a flight life of 6 Months while docked. Notably, it boasts a crew capacity accommodating up to 3 astronauts.

Soyuz TMA-13 was a Soyuz spacecraft which launched on 12 October 2008 07:01 UTC. It transported two members of the Expedition 18 crew and one tourist to the International Space Station. The Expedition 18 crew consisted of Yuri Lonchakov and Michael Fincke. The tourist was Richard Garriott.



Soyuz TMA features several changes to accommodate requirements requested by NASA in order to service the International Space Station (ISS)

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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