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International Flight No. 305

Soyuz MS-02

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Launch, orbit and landing data

Launch date:  19.10.2016
Launch time:  08:05:14.378 UTC
Launch site:  Baikonur
Launch pad:  31
Altitude:  400 km
Inclination:  51.6°
Docking ISS:  21.10.2016, 09:52:27 UTC
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Crew Soyuz MS-02

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Crew

No.   Surname Given names Position Flight No. Duration Orbits
1  Ryzhikov   Sergei Nikolaevich  Commander 1

 
2  Borisenko  Andrei Ivanovich  Flight Engineer 2

 
3  Kimbrough  Robert Shane  Flight Engineer 2

 

Crew seating arrangement

Launch
1  Ryzhikov
2  Borisenko
3  Kimbrough
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Backup Crew

No.   Surname Given names Position
1  Misurkin  Aleksandr Aleksandrovich  Commander
2  Tikhonov  Nikolai Vladimirovich  Flight Engineer
3  Vande Hei  Mark Thomas  Flight Engineer
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Flight

Launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. ISS Expedition 49 / 50.

Following a two days solo flight Soyuz MS-02 docked to ISS on October 21, 2016. Sergei Ryzhikov, Andrei Borisenko and Shane Kimbrough became the ISS Expedition 49 (together with ISS Expedition 48 crew members Anatoli Ivanishin, Takuya Onishi and Kathleen Rubins). With the arrival Expedition 49 became a six-person-crew.
During their two-day transit from the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to the station, the crew tested a variety of upgraded systems on their Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft. The modified Soyuz is equipped with upgraded thrusters that are fully redundant, additional micrometeoroid debris shielding, redundant electrical motors for the Soyuz' docking probe and increased power with more photovoltaic cells on the spacecraft's solar arrays.

Soyuz MS upgrades

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crew in training Soyuz MS-02 integration
Soyuz MS-02 rollout Soyuz MS-02 erection
Soyuz MS-02 on the launch pad Soyuz MS-02 launch
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Last update on November 07, 2016.