Soyuz MS-12

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Soyuz MS-12
Expedition 59 Launch (NHQ201903150001).jpg
The launch of Soyuz MS-12
COSPAR ID2019-013A
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Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftSoyuz Spacecraft
Spacecraft typeSoyuz-MS 11F747
ManufacturerRKK Energia
Crew size3
MembersAleksey Ovchinin
Christina Koch
Nick Hague
Start of mission
Launch date14 March 2019 [2], 19:14:09 UTC [3]
Launch siteBaikonur Pad 1/5
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Docking with ISS
Docking portRassvet nadir
Docking date15 March 2019 01:01 UTC
Soyuz-MS-12-Mission-Patch.png Soyuz MS-12 crew.jpg
(l-r) Hague, Ovchinin and Koch
Soyuz programme
(Manned missions)

Soyuz MS-12 is a Soyuz spaceflight which launched on March 14, 2019, carrying three members of the Expedition 59 crew to the International Space Station.[4]


Position Launching Crew member Landing Crew member
Commander Russia Aleksey Ovchinin, RSA
Expedition 59
Third[a] spaceflight
Flight Engineer 1 United States Nick Hague, NASA
Expedition 59
Second[a] spaceflight
Flight Engineer 2 United States Christina Koch, NASA
Expedition 59
First spaceflight
United Arab Emirates Hazza Al Mansouri, MBRSC
First spaceflight

[5] [6] [7]

Backup crew[edit]

Position Crew member
Commander Russia Aleksandr Skvortsov, RSA
Flight Engineer 1 Italy Luca Parmitano, ESA
Flight Engineer 2 United States Andrew R. Morgan, NASA

Soyuz MS-12 was scheduled to be the debut flight for Hazza Al Mansouri or Sultan Al Neyadi, the first two astronauts from the United Arab Emirates, but this was delayed to flight Soyuz MS-15 following the Soyuz MS-10 mission failure.[8]


  1. ^ a b Counting the aborted flight of Soyuz MS-10, even though this did not quite cross the Kármán line. This matches NASA's count, though RSA follows the Kármán line definition.[4]


  1. ^ "Центр подготовки космонавтов им. Ю.А.Гагарина. Официальный Web-сайт". (in Russian).
  2. ^ Pietrobon, Steven (9 January 2019). "Russian Launch Manifest". Retrieved 9 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Spaceflight mission report: Soyuz MS-12".
  4. ^ a b Gebhardt, Chris (14 March 2019). "Soyuz MS-12 docks with the Space Station –".
  5. ^ "Unable to get to the ISS, the crew of the Soyuz will try again on March 1". (in Russian). 26 November 2018. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  6. ^ "Астронавт НАСА Хейг может отправиться в космос на год, сообщил источник". РИА Новости (in Russian). 13 January 2019.
  7. ^ Evans, Ben (8 March 2019). "On International Women's Day, NASA Looks Forward to First All-Female EVA in Late March; Koch Tapped for Longer ISS Stay". AmericaSpace.
  8. ^ Ryan, Patrick (27 January 2019). "UAE's astronauts in training try out zero gravity". The National. Retrieved 23 February 2019.