Soyuz TMA-15M

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Soyuz TMA-15M
Operator Roskosmos
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type Soyuz-TMA 11F747
Manufacturer RKK Energia
Crew size 3
Members Anton Shkaplerov
Samantha Cristoforetti
Terry W. Virts
Callsign Енисей ("Yenisei")
Start of mission
Launch date November 2014
Rocket Soyuz-FG
Launch site Baikonur 1/5
End of mission
Landing date May 2015
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth
Docking with ISS

Soyuz-TMA-15M-Mission-Patch.png Soyuz TMA-15M crew during a routine operations training session at JSC.jpg
(l-r) Shkaplerov, Cristoforetti and Virts

Soyuz programme
(Manned missions)
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Soyuz TMA-15M is a planned 2014 flight to the International Space Station. It will transport three members of the Expedition 42 crew to the International Space Station. TMA-15M will be the 124th flight of a Soyuz spacecraft, the first flight launching in 1967. The Soyuz will most likely remain on board the space station for the Expedition 43 increment to serve as an emergency escape vehicle.


Position[1] Crew Member
Commander Anton Shkaplerov, RSA
Expedition 42
Second spaceflight
Flight Engineer 1 Samantha Cristoforetti, ESA
Expedition 42
First spaceflight
Flight Engineer 2 Terry W. Virts, NASA
Expedition 42
Second spaceflight

Backup crew[edit]

Position[2] Crew Member
Commander Oleg Kononenko, RSA
Flight Engineer 1 Kimiya Yui, JAXA
Flight Engineer 2 Kjell N. Lindgren, NASA


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