Soyuz TM-33

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Soyuz TM-33
Operator Rosaviakosmos
COSPAR ID 2001-048A
Mission duration 195 days, 18 hours, 52 minutes, 18 seconds
Orbits completed ~3,195
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type Soyuz-TM
Manufacturer RKK Energia
Crew size 3
Launching Viktor Afanasyev
Claudie Haigneré
Konstantin Kozeyev
Landing Yuri Gidzenko
Roberto Vittori
Mark Shuttleworth
Callsign Uran
Start of mission
Launch date October 21, 2001, 08:59:35 (2001-10-21UTC08:59:35Z) UTC
Rocket Soyuz-U
End of mission
Landing date May 5, 2002, 03:51:53 (2002-05-05UTC03:51:54Z) UTC
Landing site 26 kilometres (16 mi) SE of Arkalyk
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth
Perigee 191 kilometres (119 mi)
Apogee 227 kilometres (141 mi)
Inclination 51.7 degrees
Period 88.4 minutes
Docking with ISS

Soyuz TM-33 patch.png ISS-03 Soyuz TM-33 Taxi crewmembers in the Zvezda Service Module.jpg
Soyuz TM-33 Taxi crewmembers in the Zvezda Service Module

Soyuz programme
(Manned missions)
← Soyuz TM-32 Soyuz TM-34

Soyuz TM-33 was a manned Russian space launch on Oct 21, 2001, on the Soyuz-U launch vehicle. Its mission was to carry a new crew and supplies to the International Space Station.


Position Launching crew Landing crew
Commander Russia Viktor Afanasyev, RKA
Fourth and last spaceflight
Russia Yuri Gidzenko, RKA
Third and last spaceflight
Flight Engineer France Claudie Haigneré, ESA
Second and last spaceflight
Italy Roberto Vittori, ESA
First spaceflight
Flight Engineer/Spaceflight Participant Russia Konstantin Kozeyev, RKA
Only spaceflight
South Africa Mark Shuttleworth, SA
First spaceflight

Docking with ISS[edit]

  • Docked to ISS: October 23, 2001, 10:44 UTC (to nadir port of Zarya)
  • Undocked from ISS: April 20, 2002, 09:16 UTC (from nadir port of Zarya)
  • Docked to ISS: April 20, 2002, 09:37 UTC (to Pirs module)
  • Undocked from ISS: May 5, 2002, 00:31 UTC (from Pirs module)

Mission highlights[edit]

14th manned mission to ISS.

Soyuz TM-33 is a Russian astronaut-transporting spacecraft that was launched by a Soyuz-U rocket from Baikonur at 08:59 UT on 21 October 2001. It carried two Russian and one French astronaut to the International Space Station (ISS). It docked with the ISS at 10:44 UT on 23 October. This new crew spent eight days on the ISS, and returned on the older Soyuz TM-32 at 04:59 UT on 31 October. The new Soyuz remained docked as a lifeboat craft for the then current crew of three (two Russian and one American) astronauts.

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