march, 2019

30mar00:0000:00Soyuz 2-1A • Soyuz MS-12

Event Details

Launch Date: March 30, 2019
Launch Window: TBA
Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 2-1A
Launch Operator: Roscosmos
Launch Site: Site 1/5, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan (TBD)
Payload: Soyuz MS-12 (No. 742)
Spacecraft Manufacturer: RSC Energia
Crew (TBC): Oleg Skripochka (Roscosmos, CDR)
Andrei Babkin (Roscosmos, FE-1)
Shannon Walker (NASA, FE-2)
Rendezvous & Docking: March 7, 2019


A Russian Soyuz 2-1A rocket will launch the crewed Soyuz MS-12 spacecraft into orbit for a same-day rendezvous with the International Space Station to bring the Expedition 59/60 crew to their orbital home and workplace for a half-year mission. Carrying two Roscosmos and one NASA crew member, the mission will be the first crewed launch of the Soyuz 2-1A that will operate for nine minutes to deliver the spacecraft into a 200-Kilometer orbit from where it will maneuver up into the Station’s orbit of 400 Kilometers for a fully automated link-up. The 7,200-Kilogram Soyuz MS-12 spacecraft will remain docked to the Poisk Module throughout the crew’s stay on ISS to act as life boat and return them to Earth at the end of their flight via parachute-assisted landing in Kazakhstan.


Mission Resources:

? Launch Vehicle Overview: Soyuz FG

? Payload Overview: Soyuz MS Series

? International Space Station Section

Countdown Timeline

Launch Weather

? Launch Site Schedule


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Baikonur Site 1/5

Baikonur Cosmodrome