Soyuz MS-17

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Soyuz MS-17
OperatorRoskosmos
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeSoyuz-MS 11F747
ManufacturerRKK Energia
Crew
Crew size3
MembersAnatoli Ivanishin
Ivan Vagner
Christopher Cassidy
Start of mission
Launch date21 October 2020[1]
RocketSoyuz-2.1a
Launch siteBaikonur Pad 31/6
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Docking with ISS
Soyuz programme
(Manned missions)
 

Soyuz MS-17 is a Soyuz spaceflight planned for October 2020.[1] It will transport three members of the Expedition 65 crew to the International Space Station. MS-17 will be the 146th flight of a Soyuz spacecraft. The crew will consist of a Russian commander, and a Russian and an American flight engineer.

Crew[edit]

Position Crew member
Commander Russia Anatoli Ivanishin, RSA
Expedition 65
Third spaceflight
Flight Engineer 1 Russia Ivan Vagner, RSA
Expedition 65
First spaceflight
Flight Engineer 2 United States Christopher Cassidy, NASA
Expedition 65
Third spaceflight

[2]

Backup crew[edit]

Position Crew member
Commander Russia Sergey Ryzhikov, RSA
Flight Engineer 1 Russia Sergei Kud-Sverchkov, RSA
Flight Engineer 2 TBD, NASA

Crew notes[edit]

It is believed that the third crew member on the mission will be NASA astronaut Christopher Cassidy, although recent reports from Russian media insinuate that following the introduction of US Commercial Crew vehicles, Soyuz flights will switch to entirely Russian crews, meaning a third Russian cosmonaut will be added to the mission[3].

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Pietrobon, Steven (28 December 2018). "Russian Launch Manifest". Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  2. ^ http://www.gctc.ru/main.php?id=155
  3. ^ https://www.militarynews.ru/story.asp?rid=1&nid=516097&lang=RU