Soyuz MS-13

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Soyuz MS-13
OperatorRoskosmos
Mission duration29d 4h 43m (in progress)
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeSoyuz-MS 11F747
ManufacturerRKK Energia
Crew
Crew size3
MembersAleksandr Skvortsov
Luca Parmitano
Andrew R. Morgan
CallsignCliff
Start of mission
Launch date20 July 2019 16:28:21(UTC)[1]
RocketSoyuz-FG
Launch siteBaikonur Pad 1/5
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Inclination51,6°[2]
Docking with ISS
Docking portZvezda Aft
Docking date20 July 2019, 22:47:50 UTC[2]
Time docked28d 22h 24m (in progress)
Soyuz-MS-13-Mission-Patch.png Soyuz MS-11 backup crew in front of the Soyuz spacecraft mockup.jpg
(l-r) Morgan, Skvortsov and Parmitano
Soyuz programme
(Manned missions)
 

Soyuz MS-13, also designated ISS flight 59S, is a Soyuz spaceflight launched on 20 July 2019[1] carrying three members of the Expedition 60 crew to the International Space Station: a Russian commander, an American and a European flight engineer. MS-13 was the 142nd flight of a Soyuz spacecraft. It was at one point the last Soyuz flight contracted by NASA in the expectation that subsequent astronaut transport would be provided by the Commercial Crew Program,[3] but in early 2019 NASA sought to purchase two additional Soyuz seats to provide greater certainty given delays in that program.[4]

Crew[edit]

Position Launching Crew member Landing Crew member
Commander Russia Aleksandr Skvortsov, RSA
Expedition 60
Third spaceflight
Flight Engineer 1 Italy Luca Parmitano, ESA
Expedition 60
Second spaceflight
Flight Engineer 2 United States Andrew R. Morgan, NASA
Expedition 60
First spaceflight
United States Christina Koch, NASA
Expedition 61
First spaceflight

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Backup crew[edit]

Position Crew member[2]
Commander Russia Sergey Ryzhikov, RSA
Flight Engineer 1 United States Thomas Marshburn, NASA
Flight Engineer 2 Japan Soichi Noguchi, JAXA

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Запуск "Союза" к МКС перенесли по просьбе НАСА" [Soyuz launch to ISS was postponed upon NASA's request] (in Russian). RIA Novosti. 12 April 2019. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "Spaceflight mission report Soyuz MS-13". spacefacts.de.
  3. ^ Harwood, William (31 August 2018). "Station crew faces busy schedule as commercial crew schedule ramps up". Spaceflight Now. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  4. ^ "PROCUREMENT OF CREW TRANSPORTATION AND RESCUE SERVICES FROM ROSCOSMOS – Federal Business Opportunities: Opportunities". fbo.gov.
  5. ^ Pelo, Para Que Sirve Ponerse Aceite De Oliva En El (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.