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Skvortsov, Aleksandr



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Skvortsov Aleksandr
Credit: Yves Dejardin Collection - Yves Dejardin Collection
Skvortsov, Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Jr (1966-) Russian pilot cosmonaut, 1997-on. Son of cosmonaut Aleksandr Skvortsov.

Graduated from Stavropol Sudets Higher Air Engineering School of the Air Defense, 1987. Graduated from Academy of Air Defense, Tver, 1997. Air Defence Force. Cosmonaut from 1997-07-28. Cosmonaut training completed November 19, 1999.

Birth Place: Zelenyi Gorodok, Moscow.
Status: Active.
Born: 1966.05.06.
Spaceflights: 1 .
Total time in space: 176.05 days.

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Associated Countries
See also
  • Cosmonaut Category of persons who have been trained for spaceflight in Russia. More...

Associated Flights
  • ISS EO-23 ISS long-term residence mission. Crew: Skvortsov, Aleksandr; Korniyenko; Caldwell. Backup crew: Borisenko, Andrei; Samokutyaev; Kelly. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
Bibliography
  • Becker, Joachim, "Space Facts Web Site", http://www.spacefacts.de/, Web Address when accessed: here.

Skvortsov, Aleksandr Chronology


1997 July 28 - .
2010 April 2 - . 04:04 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz FG. LV Configuration: Soyuz-FG s/n 1754.
  • Soyuz TMA-18 - . Call Sign: Cliff. Crew: Skvortsov, Aleksandr; Korniyenko; Caldwell. Backup Crew: Borisenko, Andrei; Samokutyayev; Kelly, Scott. Payload: Soyuz 7K-STMA s/n 228. Mass: 7,200 kg (15,800 lb). Nation: Russia. Agency: RKA. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spacecraft. Flight: ISS EO-23; ISS EO-22. Spacecraft: Soyuz TMA. Duration: 176.05 days. Decay Date: 2010-04-20 . USAF Sat Cat: 36505 . COSPAR: 2010-011A. Apogee: 361 km (224 mi). Perigee: 350 km (210 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 91.60 min. ISS EO-23. The crew first attempted to depart the ISS on 24 September. However the latches between the Soyuz and the station failed to release. Return to earth the next day was successful, with undocking at 02:03 GMT; deorbit burn at 04:31 GMT; and landing in Kazakhstan at 05:23 GMT.

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