Human Spaceflights

International Flight No. 306

Soyuz MS-03

Kazbek

Russia

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Launch, orbit and landing data

Launch date:  17.11.2016
Launch time:  20:20:13.099 UTC
Launch site:  Baikonur
Launch pad:  1
Altitude:  400 km
Inclination:  51.6°
Docking ISS:  19.11.2016, 21:58:17 UTC
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Crew Soyuz MS-03

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Crew

No.   Surname Given names Position Flight No. Duration Orbits
1  Novitsky  Oleg Viktorovich  Commander 2

 
2 France  Pesquet  Thomas Gautier  Flight Engineer 1

 
3  Whitson  Peggy Annette  Flight Engineer 3

 

Crew seating arrangement

Launch
1  Novitsky
2  Pesquet
3  Whitson
Landing
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Backup Crew

No.   Surname Given names Position
1  Yurchikhin  Fyodor Nikolayevich  Commander
2  Fischer  Jack David "2fish"  Flight Engineer
3 Italy  Nespoli  Paolo Angelo  Flight Engineer
Crew Soyuz MS-03 (backup)

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Flight

Launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. ISS Expedition 50 / 51.

Following a two days solo flight Soyuz MS-03 docked to ISS on November 19, 2016. Oleg Novitsky, Thomas Pesquet and Peggy Whitson became the ISS Expedition 50 (together with ISS Expedition 49 crew members Sergei Ryzhikov, Andrei Borisenko and Shane Kimbrough). With the arrival Expedition 50 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-03 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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Graphics / Photos

crew in training crew in training
crew in training Soyuz MS-03 integration
Soyuz MS-03 rollout Soyuz MS-03 erection
Soyuz MS-03 on the launch pad Soyuz MS-03 on the launch pad
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crew onboard ISS

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Last update on February 28, 2017.