Soyuz MS-07

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Soyuz MS-07
Expedition 54 Launch (NHQ201712170009).jpg
The launch of Soyuz MS-07
COSPAR ID2017-081A
SATCAT no.43063
Mission duration168d 5h 18m
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeSoyuz-MS 11F747
ManufacturerRKK Energia
Crew size3
MembersAnton Shkaplerov
Scott D. Tingle
Norishige Kanai
Start of mission
Launch date17 December 2017, 07:21 UTC[1]
Launch siteBaikonur Pad 1/5
End of mission
Landing date3 June 2018, 12:39 UTC
Landing siteKazakhstan
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Docking with ISS
Docking portRassvet nadir
Docking date19 December 2017, 08:39 UTC [2]
Undocking date3 June 2018, 09:16 UTC
Time docked166d 0h 37m
Soyuz-MS-07-Mission-Patch.png Soyuz MS-07 crew in front of the Soyuz spacecraft mockup.jpg
From left to right: Tingle, Shkaplerov and Kanai
Soyuz programme
(Crewed missions)

Soyuz MS-07 was a Soyuz spaceflight launched on 17 December 2017 07:21 UTC.[1] It transported three members of the Expedition 54 crew to the International Space Station. MS-07 was the 136th flight of a Soyuz spacecraft. The crew consisted of a Russian commander, Japanese doctor, and an American flight engineer.[3]


Position Crew member
Commander Russia Anton Shkaplerov, RSA
Expedition 54
Third spaceflight
Flight Engineer 1 United States Scott D. Tingle, NASA
Expedition 54
First spaceflight
Flight Engineer 2 Japan Norishige Kanai, JAXA
Expedition 54
First spaceflight

Backup crew[edit]

Position Crew member[4]
Commander Russia Sergey Prokopyev, RSA
Flight Engineer 1 Germany Alexander Gerst, ESA
Flight Engineer 2 United States Serena M. Auñón-Chancellor, NASA

Crew notes[edit]

Originnaly Russian cosmonaut Aleksandr Skvortsov was to have commanded the mission, although he was removed from the flight crew and pushed back to Soyuz MS-13 due to a temporary medical issue, Shkaplerov was brought off the backup crew and replaced him as Soyuz commander and ISS commander for Expedition 55[5].

Media related to Soyuz MS-07 at Wikimedia Commons

Launch in Baikonur


  1. ^ a b Gebhardt, Chris (December 17, 2017). "Soyuz MS-07 launches on final human mission of 2017".
  2. ^ Soyuz with three-man crew docks with space station
  3. ^ "NASA Updates 2017 International Space Station Crew Assignments". NASA. 15 November 2016. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  4. ^ Manned Spaceflight Launch and Landing Schedule
  5. ^