Soyuz MS-16

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Soyuz MS-16
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeSoyuz-MS 11F747
ManufacturerRKK Energia
Crew size3
MembersNikolai Tikhonov
Andrei Babkin
Akihiko Hoshide
Start of mission
Launch date15 April 2020[1][failed verification]
Launch siteBaikonur Pad 1/5
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Docking with ISS
Soyuz programme
(Manned missions)

Soyuz MS-16 is a Soyuz spaceflight planned for April 2020.[1][failed verification] It will transport three members of the Expedition 62 crew to the International Space Station. MS-16 will be the 145th flight of a Soyuz spacecraft. The crew will consist of a Russian commander, a Russian Flight Engineer and a Japanese Flight Engineer.[citation needed]


Position Crew member
Commander Russia Nikolai Tikhonov, RSA
Expedition 62
First spaceflight
Flight Engineer 1 Russia Andrei Babkin, RSA
Expedition 62
First spaceflight
Flight Engineer 2 Japan Akihiko Hoshide, JAXA
Expedition 62
Third spaceflight

[citation needed]

Backup crew[edit]


  1. ^ a b Pietrobon, Steven (24 August 2019). "Russian Launch Manifest". Retrieved 24 August 2019.