Soyuz TMA-20M

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Soyuz TMA-20M
Soyuz TMA-20M spacecraft approaches the ISS (1).jpg
Soyuz TMA-20M spacecraft approaches the ISS
Operator Roskosmos
COSPAR ID 2016-018A
SATCAT no. 41391
Mission duration 172 days 3 hours 47 minutes
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type Soyuz-TMA-M 11F747 No.720[1]
Manufacturer RKK Energia
Crew size 3
Members Aleksey Ovchinin
Oleg Skripochka
Jeffrey Williams
Callsign Burlak
Start of mission
Launch date March 18, 2016
21:26:38 UTC
Rocket Soyuz-FG
Launch site Baikonur 1/5
End of mission
Landing date September 7, 2016
01:13 UTC
Landing site Kazakhstan
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth
Docking with ISS
Docking port Poisk zenith
Docking date March 19, 2016
03:09 UTC[2]
Undocking date September 6, 2016
21:51:30 UTC
Time docked 5 months, 2 weeks, 4 days, 18 hours, 42 minutes


Soyuz TMA-20M official crew portrait.jpg
(l-r) Williams, Ovchinin and Skripochka
Soyuz programme
(Manned missions)

Soyuz TMA-20M was a 2016 Soyuz was a 2016 spaceflight to the International Space Station (ISS).[3] It transported three members of the Expedition 47 crew to the ISS. TMA-20M was the 129th flight of a Soyuz spacecraft. The crew consisted of a Russian commander and flight engineer, as well as an American flight engineer.

It was the final Soyuz TMA-M, which was replaced by the upgraded Soyuz-MS in 2016.


Position[4] Crew Member
Commander Russia Aleksey Ovchinin, RSA
Expedition 47
First spaceflight
Flight Engineer 1 Russia Oleg Skripochka, RSA
Expedition 47
Second spaceflight
Flight Engineer 2 United States Jeffrey Williams, NASA
Expedition 47
Fourth spaceflight

Backup crew[edit]

Position[5] Crew Member
Commander Russia Sergey Ryzhikov, RSA
Flight Engineer 1 Russia Andrei Borisenko, RSA
Flight Engineer 2 United States Shane Kimbrough, NASA


  1. ^ "Soyuz-TMA 01M - 20M (7K-STMA, 11F747)". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 19 March 2016. 
  2. ^ "Launch, Docking Returns International Space Station Crew to Full Strength". NASA. Retrieved 19 March 2016. 
  3. ^ "Russian Launch Manifest". Retrieved 13 March 2014. 
  4. ^ Планируемые полёты (in Russian). Retrieved 13 March 2014. 
  5. ^ (2013). "Орбитальные полёты".