Soyuz MS-03 Landing Profile

Launch: November 17, 2016
Crew: Oleg Novitskiy, Thomas Pesquet
Return to Earth: June 2, 2017
Undocking: 10:47 UTC
D/O Burn: 13:17 UTC
Re-Entry: 13:48 UTC
Landing: 14:10 UTC
Landing Site: South-Central Kazakhstan
(147km South East of Dzhezhkazgan)

Soyuz Landing Site - Image: NASA TV
Soyuz Landing Profile - Image: NASA
Soyuz Landing Profile – Image: NASA

UTC Undock +/- Landing +/- Event
06:15:00 Soyuz Loading Complete
Communication Reconfig for Undock
Comm Checks
Soyuz Activation
Soyuz Transfer to Autonomous Power
07:35:00 -03:12:00 Hatch Closure
Interface Leak Checks
09:08:44 -1:48:16 Russian Ground Station Pass Start
09:24:19 -1:22:41 End of Ground Station Pass
09:58:12 -0:48:48 Orbital Sunrise
10:42:00 -0:05:00 Docking Mechanism Activation
10:42:45 -0:04:15 Russian Ground Station Pass Start
10:44:30 -00:02:30 ISS Control to Fine Attitude Hold
10:45:30 -00:01:30 Command Undocking Sequence
10:47:00 00:00:00 Physical Separation
10:47:10 +0:00:10 Soyuz to active Stabilization
10:48:40 +0:01:40 LVLH Snap&Hold
10:50:00 +0:03:00 Range: 20 Meters; Sep. Burn #1
10:50:07 +0:03:08 Separation Burn #1 Complete
10:50:10 +0:03:10 Soyuz Roll to Burn #2 Attitude
10:51:20 +0:04:20 Separation Burn #2
10:59:30 +0:12:30 ISS Maneuver to Comm Attitude
10:59:56 +0:12:56 Orbital Sunset
11:01:10 +0:14:10 End of Ground Station Pass
12:15:00 +0:28:00 Soyuz departs Approach Ellipsoid
12:12:07 +1:25:07 Russian Ground Station Pass Start
12:37:03 +1:50:03 End of Ground Station Pass
13:03:38 +2:16:38 Orbital Sunrise
13:17:09 +2:30:09 -0:53:00 Deorbit Burn Duration: 4:37, dV: 128.0m/s
13:21:46 +2:34:46 -0:48:23 End Deorbit Burn (7.23km/s)
13:44:33 +2:57:33 -0:25:36 Module Separation (139.9km)
13:47:25 +3:00:25 -0:22:44 Entry Interface (99.7km, 7.62km/s)
13:48:54 +3:01:54 -0:21:15 Entry Guidance enabled (80.6km, 7.62km/s)
13:53:37 +3:06:37 -0:16:32 Peak G Load – 4G (36.0km, 2.3km/s)
13:55:39 +3:08:39 -0:14:30 Parachute Opening (10.8km, 216m/s)
Re-Hook to symmetric descent
Heat Shield Jettison, Port Hole Cover Sep
Hydrogen Peroxide Vent
Pressure Equalization
14:10:08 +3:23:08 -0:00:01 Soft Landing Engine Ignition
14:10:09 +3:23:09 00:00:00 TOUCHDOWN
15:11:00 +4:24 Sunset at Landing Site
16:10 ~+05:23 ~+02:00 Crew departs Landing Site