december, 2017

17dec07:21Soyuz FG • Soyuz MS-07Crewed Expedition Flight to ISS

Event Details

Launch Date: December 17, 2017
Launch Window: 07:21 UTC
Launch Vehicle: Soyuz FG
Launch Operator: Roscosmos
Launch Site: Site 1/5, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
Payload: Soyuz MS-07 (7,220kg)
Spacecraft Manufacturer: RSC Energia
Crew: Anton Shkaplerov (Roscosmos, CDR)
Norishige Kanai (JAXA, FE-1)
Scott Tingle (NASA, FE-2)
Rendezvous & Docking: December 19, 2017


A Russian Soyuz FG rocket will launch the crewed Soyuz MS-07 spacecraft into orbit for a two-day rendezvous with the International Space Station to bring the Expedition 54/55 crew to their orbital home and workplace for a half-year mission. Russia’s trusted Soyuz FG rocket 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 mission was delayed due to schedule upsets caused by technical problems with another Soyuz vehicle earlier in 2017 and then brought forward from an initial December 27 launch target.


Mission Resources:

Mission Updates

? Live Launch Coverage

? Launch Vehicle Overview: Soyuz FG

? Payload Overview: Soyuz MS Series

? International Space Station Section

Countdown Timeline

Flight Profile

Launch Weather

? Launch Site Schedule


(Sunday) 07:21 UTC


Baikonur Site 1/5

Baikonur Cosmodrome