Soyuz TM-25

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Soyuz TM-25
COSPAR ID1997-003A
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Mission duration184 days, 22 hours, 7 minutes, 40 seconds
Orbits completed~2,950
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeSoyuz-TM
ManufacturerRKK Energia
Launch mass7,150 kilograms (15,760 lb)
Crew size3 up
2 down
MembersVasili Tsibliyev
Aleksandr Lazutkin
LaunchingReinhold Ewald
CallsignСи́риус (Sirius)
Start of mission
Launch dateFebruary 10, 1997, 14:09:30 (1997-02-10UTC14:09:30Z) UTC
End of mission
Landing dateAugust 14, 1997, 12:17:10 (1997-08-14UTC12:17:11Z) UTC
Landing site170 kilometres (110 mi) SE of Dzhezkazgan
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee378 kilometres (235 mi)
Apogee394 kilometres (245 mi)
Inclination51.56 degrees
Docking with Mir
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Soyuz programme
(Manned missions)

Soyuz TM-25 was the 30th manned spacecraft mission to visit the Russian Space Station Mir.[1]


Position Launching crew Landing crew
Commander Russia Vasili Tsibliyev
Second and last spaceflight
Flight Engineer Russia Aleksandr Lazutkin
Only spaceflight
Research Cosmonaut Germany Reinhold Ewald
Only spaceflight

Mission highlights[edit]

This was the 30th expedition to Mir. An ESA astronaut from Germany was included on the mission.

Soyuz TM-25 is a Russian spacecraft that was launched to carry astronauts and supplies to Mir station. It was launched by a Soyuz-U rocket from Baykonur cosmodrome at 14:09 UT to ferry three cosmonauts for a 162-day stay at the station; it docked with the station at 15:51 UT on 12 February 97. Within meters of automatic approach to the station, a slight misalignment was noted, and the commander of the module had to dock it by manual steering.


  1. ^ The mission report is available here:

Coordinates: 47°36′N 69°42′E / 47.600°N 69.700°E / 47.600; 69.700