Soyuz TM-32

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Soyuz TM-32
Operator Rosaviakosmos
Mission duration 185 days, 21 hours, 22 minutes, 40 seconds
Orbits completed ~3,025
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type Soyuz-TM
Manufacturer RKK Energia
Crew
Crew size 3
Launching Talgat Musabayev
Yuri Baturin
Dennis Tito
Landing Viktor M. Afanasyev
Claudie Haigneré
Konstantin Kozeyev
Callsign Uran
Start of mission
Launch date April 28, 2001, 07:37:20 (2001-04-28UTC07:37:20Z) UTC
Rocket Soyuz-U
End of mission
Landing date October 31, 2001, 05:00:00 (2001-10-31UTC06Z) UTC
Landing site Near Arkalyk
46°44′58″N 69°42′58″E / 46.74944°N 69.71611°E / 46.74944; 69.71611
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth
Perigee 193 kilometres (120 mi)
Apogee 247 kilometres (153 mi)
Inclination 51.6 degrees
Period 88.6 minutes
Docking with ISS

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Soyuz programme
(Manned missions)
← Soyuz TM-31 Soyuz TM-33

Soyuz TM-32 was a manned Russian spacecraft which was launched on April 28, 2001, and docked with the International Space Station two days later. It launched the crew of the visiting mission ISS EP-1, which included the first paying space tourist Dennis Tito, as well as two Russian cosmonauts. The Soyuz TM-32 remained docked to the station until October; during this time it served as the lifeboat for the crew of Expedition 2 and later for the crew of Expedition 3. In October it landed the crew of ISS EP-2, who had been launched by Soyuz TM-33.

Crew[edit]

Position Launching crew Landing crew
Commander Talgat Musabayev, RKA
Third spaceflight
Viktor M. Afanasyev, RKA
Fourth spaceflight
Flight Engineer Yuri Baturin, RKA
Second spaceflight
Claudie Haigneré, ESA
Second spaceflight
Spaceflight Participant/Flight Engineer Dennis Tito, SA
First spaceflight
Tourist
Konstantin Kozeyev, RKA
First spaceflight

Docking with ISS[edit]

  • Docked to ISS: April 30, 2001, 07:58 UTC (to nadir port of Zarya)
  • Undocked from ISS: October 19, 2001, 10:48 UTC (from nadir port of Zarya)
  • Docked to ISS: October 19, 2001, 11:04 UTC (to Pirs module)
  • Undocked from ISS: October 31, 2001, 01:38 UTC (from Pirs module)

Mission highlights[edit]

Soyuz TM-32 departing the ISS

TM-32 carried a three man crew (two Russians and one American, the latter not a professional astronaut) to the International Space Station, ISS. It docked automatically with the ISS at 07:57 UT on April 30, 2001, just a few hours after the space shuttle Endeavour on mission STS-100 undocked. The launched crew stayed for a week and returned in Soyuz TM-31, which had been docked to (or nearby) the station since November 2000 functioning as "lifeboat" for the onboard crew (Expedition 1 and 2).

As the new lifeboat for Expedition 2 and later Expedition 3, TM-32 stayed docked at the station for six months (except for a brief move between docking ports) and finally, on October 31, brought home two cosmonauts and an ESA astronaut who had arrived a week earlier in Soyuz TM-33.

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Coordinates: 46°44′58″N 69°42′58″E / 46.74944°N 69.71611°E / 46.74944; 69.71611