Soyuz TM-22

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Soyuz TM-22
Operator Rosaviakosmos
COSPAR ID 1995-047A
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Mission duration 179 days, 1 hour, 41 minutes, 45 seconds
Orbits completed ~2,800
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type Soyuz-TM
Manufacturer RKK Energia
Launch mass 7,150 kilograms (15,760 lb)
Crew size 3
Members Yuri Gidzenko
Sergei Avdeyev
Thomas Reiter
Callsign Ура́н (Uran)
Start of mission
Launch date September 3, 1995, 09:00:23 (1995-09-03UTC09:00:23Z) UTC
Rocket Soyuz-U2
End of mission
Landing date February 29, 1996, 10:42:08 (1996-02-29UTC10:42:09Z) UTC
Landing site 51°23′N 67°27′E / 51.38°N 67.45°E / 51.38; 67.45
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth
Perigee 339 kilometres (211 mi)
Apogee 340 kilometres (210 mi)
Inclination 51.6 degrees
Docking with Mir

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Soyuz programme
(Manned missions)

Soyuz TM-22 was the 23rd manned spacecraft mission to visit the Soviet Space Station Mir.[1]


Position Crew
Commander Russia Yuri Gidzenko
First spaceflight
Flight Engineer Russia Sergei Avdeyev
Second spaceflight
Flight Engineer Germany Thomas Reiter
First spaceflight

Mission highlights[edit]

Soyuz TM-22 was a Russian transport spacecraft that transported cosmonauts to the Mir space station for a 135-day stay. It was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome and docked on September 5, 1995 with Mir's Kvant-2 module at the port that was vacated by Progress M-28 a day before.


  1. ^ The mission report is available here:

Coordinates: 51°38′N 67°45′E / 51.633°N 67.750°E / 51.633; 67.750