Soyuz MS-05

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Soyuz MS-05
Expedition 52 Launch (NHQ201707280006).jpg
The launch of Soyuz MS-05
Operator Roskosmos
COSPAR ID 2017-043A
SATCAT no. 42898
Mission duration 139d 4h 57m 16s
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type Soyuz-MS 11F747
Manufacturer RKK Energia
Crew size 3
Members Sergey Ryazansky
Paolo Nespoli
Randy Bresnik
Callsign Borei (Boreas)
Start of mission
Launch date 28 July 2017 15:41 UTC[1]
Rocket Soyuz-FG
Launch site Baikonur Pad 1/5
End of mission
Landing date 14 December 2017 08:38 UTC[2]
Landing site Kazakhstan
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth
Docking with ISS
Docking port Rassvet nadir
Docking date 28 July 2017 21:54 UTC[1]
Undocking date 14 December 2017 05:14 UTC[3]
Time docked 138d 7h 20m


Soyuz MS-05 crew.jpg
From left to right: Nespoli, Ryazansky, Bresnik
Soyuz programme
(Manned missions)

Soyuz MS-05 was a Soyuz spaceflight which launched on 28 July 2017.[1] It transported three members of the Expedition 52 crew to the International Space Station. MS-05 was the 134th flight of a Soyuz spacecraft. The crew consists of a Russian commander, and a European and an American flight engineer. It returned to Earth on 14 December 2017 after 139 days on orbit.


Position[4] Crew Member
Commander Russia Sergey Ryazansky, RSA
Expedition 52
Second spaceflight
Flight Engineer 1 United States Randy Bresnik, NASA
Expedition 52
Second spaceflight
Flight Engineer 2 Italy Paolo Nespoli, ESA
Expedition 52
Third spaceflight

Backup crew[edit]

Position[5] Crew Member
Commander Russia Alexander Misurkin, RSA
Flight Engineer 1 United States Mark Vande Hei, NASA
Flight Engineer 2 Japan Norishige Kanai, JAXA
Crew from Soyuz MS-05 with other crew members aboard ISS


  1. ^ a b c Richardson, Derek (28 July 2017). "ISS crew size increases to 6 with Soyuz MS-05 docking". Spaceflight Insider. Retrieved 29 July 2017. 
  2. ^ "Soyuz MS-05 returns crew back to Earth". 14 December 2017. Retrieved 14 December 2017. 
  3. ^ Soyuz MS-05 begins journey back to Earth
  4. ^ "NASA Updates 2017 International Space Station Crew Assignments". NASA. 15 November 2016. Retrieved 22 November 2016. 
  5. ^ "Manned Spaceflight Launch and Landing Schedule". spacefacts. Retrieved 22 November 2016.