Soyuz TM-25

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Soyuz TM-25
Operator Rosaviakosmos
Mission duration 184 days, 22 hours, 7 minutes, 40 seconds
Orbits completed ~2,950
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type Soyuz-TM
Manufacturer RKK Energia
Launch mass 7,150 kilograms (15,760 lb)
Crew
Crew size 3 up
2 down
Members Vasili Tsibliyev
Aleksandr Lazutkin
Launching Reinhold Ewald
Callsign Си́риус (Sirius)
Start of mission
Launch date February 10, 1997, 14:09:30 (1997-02-10UTC14:09:30Z) UTC
Rocket Soyuz-U
End of mission
Landing date August 14, 1997, 12:17:10 (1997-08-14UTC12:17:11Z) UTC
Landing site 170 kilometres (110 mi) SE of Dzhezkazgan
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth
Perigee 378 kilometres (235 mi)
Apogee 394 kilometres (245 mi)
Inclination 51.56 degrees
Docking with Mir

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Soyuz programme
(Manned missions)
← Soyuz TM-24 Soyuz TM-26

Soyuz TM-25 was the 30th manned spacecraft mission to visit the Russian Space Station Mir.[1]

Crew[edit]

Position Launching crew Landing crew
Commander Russia Vasili Tsibliyev
Second spaceflight
Flight Engineer Russia Aleksandr Lazutkin
First spaceflight
Research Cosmonaut Germany Reinhold Ewald
First spaceflight
None

Mission highlights[edit]

This was the 30th expedition to Mir. An ESA astronaut from Germany was included on the mission.

Soyuz TM-25 is a Russian spacecraft that was launched to carry astronauts and supplies to Mir station. It was launched by a Soyuz-U rocket from Baykonur cosmodrome at 14:09 UT to ferry three cosmonauts for a 162-day stay at the station; it docked with the station at 15:51 UT on 12 February 97. Within meters of automatic approach to the station, a slight misalignment was noted, and the commander of the module had to dock it by manual steering.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The mission report is available here: http://www.spacefacts.de/mission/english/soyuz-TM-25.htm

Coordinates: 47°36′N 69°42′E / 47.600°N 69.700°E / 47.600; 69.700