Soyuz TMA-17M

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Soyuz TMA-17M
Operator Roskosmos
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type Soyuz-TMA 11F747
Manufacturer RKK Energia
Crew size 3
Members Oleg Kononenko
Kimiya Yui
Kjell N. Lindgren
Start of mission
Launch date 22 July 2015[1] (planned)
Rocket Soyuz-FG
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth
Docking with ISS

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)
← Soyuz TMA-16M Soyuz TMA-18M

Soyuz TMA-17M is a Soyuz spaceflight planned for July 2015. It will transport three members of the Expedition 44 crew to the International Space Station. TMA-17M will be the 126th flight of a Soyuz spacecraft; the first occurred in 1967. The crew will consist of a Russian commander accompanied by Japanese and American astronauts.


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

Backup crew[edit]

Position[3] Crew Member
Commander Yuri Malenchenko, RSA
Flight Engineer 1 Timothy Peake, ESA
Flight Engineer 2 Timothy Kopra, NASA


  1. ^ Singer Sarah Brightman calls off flight to space station 13 May 2015
  2. ^ Планируемые полёты (in Russian). Retrieved 2012-09-04. 
  3. ^ (2013). "Орбитальные полёты".