Soyuz TMA-19M

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Soyuz TMA-19M
Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft approaches the ISS (1).jpg
The Soyuz TMA-19M approaches the ISS on 15 December 2015, seen behind the solar panels of Cygnus CRS OA-4
Operator Roskosmos
COSPAR ID 2015-076A
SATCAT № 41124
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type Soyuz-TMA-M 11F747 No.719[1]
Manufacturer RKK Energia
Crew
Crew size 3
Members Yuri Malenchenko
Timothy Kopra
Timothy Peake
Callsign Agate
Start of mission
Launch date December 15, 2015
11:03:09 UTC
Rocket Soyuz-FG
Launch site Baikonur 1/5
End of mission
Landing date 18 June 2016
09:15 UTC[2]
Landing site Kazakhstan
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth
Docking with ISS
Docking port Rassvet nadir
Docking date December 15, 2015
17:33:29 UTC[3]
Undocking date 18 June 2016 5:52 UTC [2]

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(l-r) Kopra, Malenchenko and Peake


Soyuz programme
(Manned missions)
← Soyuz TMA-18M Soyuz TMA-20M

Soyuz TMA-19M was a 2015 Russian Soyuz spaceflight to the International Space Station. It was launched on December 15, 2015 from Baikonur Cosmodrome, transporting three members of the Expedition 46 crew to the International Space Station. TMA-19M was the 128th flight of a Soyuz spacecraft since the first in 1967. The crew consisted of a Russian commander accompanied by American and British astronauts. The flight returned to Earth on June 18, 2016.

Crew[edit]

Position[4] Crew Member
Commander Russia Yuri Malenchenko, RSA
Expedition 46
Sixth spaceflight
Flight Engineer 1 United States Timothy Kopra, NASA
Expedition 46
Second spaceflight
Flight Engineer 2 United Kingdom Timothy Peake, ESA
Expedition 46
First spaceflight

Backup crew[edit]

Position[5] Crew Member
Commander Russia Anatoli Ivanishin, RSA
Flight Engineer 1 United States Kathleen Rubins, NASA
Flight Engineer 2 Japan Takuya Onishi, JAXA

Mission highlights[edit]

The Soyuz TMA-19M mission lifts off to the ISS on 15 December 2015

Soyuz TMA-19M was launched atop of a Soyuz-FG rocket at 11:03:09 UTC on 15 December 2015 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. Following the launch, the Soyuz spacecraft successfully achieved orbital insertion 9 minutes later and began its 4-orbit journey to the Space Station. Unusually, while docking, the Kurs docking navigation system failed, and a manual docking had to be performed by Yuri Malenchenko. This delayed docking with the ISS by 10 minutes. The Soyuz docked with the ISS at 17:33:29 UTC the same day.[6] The crew then boarded the ISS at 19:58 UTC.[6]

Soyuz TMA-19M undocked on June 18, 2016 at 5:52 UTC, after being docked for 186 days. the crew landed safely in Kazakhstan, southeast of the town of Dzhezkazgan on 09:15 UTC.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Soyuz-TMA 01M - 20M (7K-STMA, 11F747)". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 16 December 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c "Soyuz TMA-19M lands from space station with Russian, American and Brit". 18 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "Express Link-Up in Space culminates in Manual Docking – Three new Crew Members arrive at ISS". Spaceflight 101. 15 December 2015. Retrieved 17 December 2015. 
  4. ^ Планируемые полёты (in Russian). astronaut.ru. Retrieved 2012-09-04. 
  5. ^ astronaut.ru (2013). "Орбитальные полёты". 
  6. ^ a b Richardson, Derek (15 December 2015). "Astronaut trio launches to, docks with space station in Soyuz TMA-19M". Spaceflight Insider. Retrieved 15 December 2015. 

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