Soyuz TMA-17M

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Soyuz TMA-17M
ISS-44 Typhoon Soudelor with Soyuz TMA-17M and Progress M-28M.jpg
Soyuz TMA-17M flying above Typhoon Soudelor while docked to the ISS
Operator Roskosmos
COSPAR ID 2015-035A
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type Soyuz-TMA 11F732A47 No.717
Manufacturer RKK Energia
Crew size 3
Members Oleg Kononenko
Kimiya Yui
Kjell N. Lindgren
Start of mission
Launch date 22 July 2015
21:02:45 UTC
Rocket Soyuz-FG
Launch site Baikonur 1/5
End of mission
Landing date 11 December 2015
13:12 UTC
Landing site Kazakhstan
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth
Docking with ISS
Docking port Rassvet nadir
Docking date 23 July 2015
02:45 UTC
Undocking date 11 December 2015
09:47 UTC
Time docked 141 days, 7 hours, 2 minutes

Soyuz-TMA-17M-Mission-Patch.png Soyuz TMA-17M crew at Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center.jpg
(l-r) Kononenko, Lindgren and Yui

Soyuz programme
(Manned missions)
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Soyuz TMA-17M was a 2015 flight to the International Space Station. It transported three members of the Expedition 44 crew to the International Space Station. TMA-17M was the 126th flight of a Soyuz spacecraft; the first having occurred in 1967. The crew consisted of a Russian commander accompanied by Japanese and American astronauts. The capsule remained docked to the space station for about five months until the scheduled departure of Expedition 45 in December 2015. Soyuz TMA-17M landed safely on the steppes of Kazakhstan on 11 December, 2015, in a rare night landing.


Position[1] Crew Member
Commander Russia Oleg Kononenko, RSA
Expedition 44
Third spaceflight
Flight Engineer 1 Japan Kimiya Yui, JAXA
Expedition 44
First spaceflight
Flight Engineer 2 United States Kjell N. Lindgren, NASA
Expedition 44
First spaceflight

Backup crew[edit]

Position[2] Crew Member
Commander Russia Yuri Malenchenko, RSA
Flight Engineer 1 United Kingdom Timothy Peake, ESA
Flight Engineer 2 United States Timothy Kopra, NASA


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Планируемые полёты (in Russian). Retrieved 2012-09-04. 
  2. ^ (2013). "Орбитальные полёты".