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Lonchakov, Yuri Valentinovich
Lonchakov
Lonchakov
Credit: www.spacefacts.de
Russian pilot cosmonaut 1997-2013. Air Defense Force

Status: Inactive; Active 1997-2013. Born: 1965-03-04. Spaceflights: 3 . Total time in space: 200.78 days. Birth Place: Balkhash.

Educated Orenburg; Zhukovsky.

Official NASA Biography as of June 2016:YurY Valentinovich Lonchakov
(Colonel, Russian Air Force)
Test-Cosmonaut of Yu.A. Gagarin
Cosmonaut Training Center

PERSONAL DATA: Born March 4, 1965, in Balkhash, Dzhezkazkansk Region. His parents, Lonchakov Valentin Gavrilovich and Galina Vasilyevna, reside in Aktyubinsk, Kazakhstan. He is married to Lonchakova (Dolmatova) Tatyana Alexeevna. They have one son. His hobbies include books, tourism, auto-tourism, downhill skiing, sport games.

EDUCATION: In 1982 Lonchakov finished high school in Aktyubinsk and entered the Orenburg Air Force Pilot School from which he graduated with honors in 1986 as pilot-engineer. In 1995 Lonchakov entered the Zhukovski Air Force Academy from which he graduated with honors in 1998 as pilot-engineer-researcher.

EXPERIENCE: After graduation from the pilot school he served as a second crew commander, crew commander, squadron senior pilot, aviation brigade commander in the Navy. He flew Yak-52, L-39, Su-24, A-50, L-29, Tu-134 and Tu-16 aircraft.

Lonchakov has logged over 1400 hours of flight time. He is a Class 1 Air Force pilot. He is a paratroop training instructor and has made 526 jumps.

Lonchakov was selected as a test-cosmonaut candidate of the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center Cosmonaut Office in December of 1997. Over two space flight missions he has logged 22 days, 16 hours and 23 minutes in space.

SPACE FLIGHT EXPERIENCE: STS-100 Endeavour (April 19 to May 1, 2001) was the 9th mission to the International Space Station during which the crew successfully delivered and installed the Canadarm2 Robotic Arm supplied by the Canadian Space Agency. They also delivered more than 6,000 pounds of supplies and equipment from the Italian-built Raffaello Multi-Purpose Logistics Module. In completing his first space flight, Lonchakov traveled 4.9 million miles in 186 Earth orbits, logging 283 hours and 30 minutes in space.

Soyuz TMA-1 (October 30 to November 10, 2002) was delivered to the International Space Station by Cosmonauts Sergei Zaletin and Lonchakov along with European Space Agency astronaut Frank De Winne. They returned on the Soyuz TM-34 at the end of the Soyuz taxi flight. Lonchakov logged 10 days, 20 hours and 53 minutes in space.

In October 2008, Lonchakov will command a Soyuz spacecraft that will launch Expedition 18 to the International Space Station. NASA astronaut and Expedition 18 commander E. Michael Fincke and American spaceflight participant Richard Garriott will fly with Lonchakov. Garriott will return to Earth with the Expedition 17 crew. Lonchakov and Fincke are scheduled to return in March 2009.

JULY 2008

Official NASA Biography

NAME: Yuri Valentinovich Lonchakov (Lieutenant Colonel, Russian Air Force)
Test-Cosmonaut Candidate of Yu.A. Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center

PERSONAL DATA: Born March 4, 1965, in Balkhash, Dzhezkazkansk Region. His parents, Lonchakov Valentin Gavrilovich and Galina Vasilyevna, reside in Aktyubinsk, Kazakhstan. He is married to Lonchakova (Dolmatova) Tatyana Alexeevna. They have one son. His hobbies include books, tourism, auto-tourism, downhill skiing, sport games.

EDUCATION: In 1982 Lonchakov finished high school in Aktyubinsk and entered the Orenburg Air Force Pilot School from which he graduated with honors in 1986 as pilot-engineer. In 1995 Lonchakov entered the Zhukovski Air Force Academy from which he graduated with honors in 1998 as pilot-engineer-researcher.

EXPERIENCE: After graduation from the pilot school he served as a second crew commander, crew commander, squadron senior pilot, aviation brigade commander in the Air Force. He flew L-29, Tu-134 and Tu-16 aircraft.

Lonchakov has logged over 1400 hours of flight time. He is a Class 1 Air Force pilot. He is a paratroop training instructor. Lonchakov was selected as a test-cosmonaut candidate of the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center Cosmonaut Office in December of 1997.

SPACE FLIGHT EXPERIENCE:STS-100 Endeavour (April 19 to May 1, 2001) was the 9th mission to the International Space Station during which the crew successfully delivered and installed the Canadarm2 Robotic Arm supplied by the Canadian Space Agency. They also delivered more than 6,000 pounds of supplies and equipment from the Italian-built Raffaello Multi-Purpose Logistics Module. In completing his first space flight, Lonchakov traveled 4.9 million miles in 186 Earth orbits, logging 283 hours and 30 minutes in space.

JUNE 2001


More at: Lonchakov.

Family: Air Force Group 12 - 1997, Cosmonaut. Country: Kazakhstan, Russia. Spacecraft: ISS. Flights: STS-100, Soyuz TM-34 ISS EP-3, Soyuz TMA-1 ISS EP-4, Soyuz TMA-13. Agency: VVS. Bibliography: 12, 5709.

1965 March 4 - .
  • Birth of Yuri Valentinovich Lonchakov - . Nation: Kazakhstan. Related Persons: Lonchakov. Russian pilot cosmonaut. Flew on STS-100, ISS EP-4, ISS EO-18. Air Defence Force.

1997 July 28 - .
2001 March 28 - .
  • ISS Status Report: ISS 01-08 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Ashby, Guidoni, Hadfield, Helms, Lonchakov, Parazynski, Phillips, Rominger, Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-102 ISS EO-2.

    The International Space Station has become home to its new residents - the Expedition Two crew of Commander Yury Usachev and Flight Engineers Jim Voss and Susan Helms - who are settling in for a four-month stay after assuming command of the complex 10 days ago. Additional Details: here....


2001 April 19 - .
2001 April 19 - . 18:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC39A. Launch Platform: MLP1. LV Family: Shuttle. Launch Vehicle: Space Shuttle.
  • STS-100 - . Call Sign: Endeavour. Crew: Ashby, Guidoni, Hadfield, Lonchakov, Parazynski, Phillips, Rominger. Payload: Endeavour F16 / Raffaello, Canadarm-2. Mass: 103,506 kg (228,191 lb). Nation: USA. Related Persons: Ashby, Guidoni, Hadfield, Lonchakov, Parazynski, Phillips, Rominger. Agency: NASA Houston. Manufacturer: Boeing. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spaceplane. Flight: STS-100. Spacecraft Bus: Shuttle. Spacecraft: Endeavour. Duration: 11.90 days. Decay Date: 2001-05-01 . USAF Sat Cat: 26747 . COSPAR: 2001-016A. Apogee: 404 km (251 mi). Perigee: 378 km (234 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 92.40 min.

    Space Shuttle OV-105 Endeavour was launched on mission STS-100 to carry out International Space Station Flight 6A continued the outfitting of the Station. The crew of four Americans, one Russian, one Canadian and one Italian were to install an 18 meter, 1,700 kg Canadian robotic arm named Canadarm-2 on the ISS, and to transport an Italian cargo container, Raffaello, which delivered 4,500 kg of supplies and equipment to the station. Total payload of 13,744 kg consisted of:

    • Bay 1-2: Orbiter Docking System, External Airlock, 3 EMU spacesuits - 2160 kg including 360 kg for the 3 suits
    • Bay 3 Starboard: Adapter Beam with DCSU switching unit - 180kg
    • Bay 5: Spacelab Pallet with Canadarm-2 SSRMS (Space Station Remote Manipulator System, 1800 kg mass), LDA, and 56 kg UHF antenna - 3256 kg
    • Bay 6 Port: Adapter Beam with IMAX Camera - 238 kg
    • Bay 8-12: Rafaello Module (MPLM-2) with MPLM racks and 3400 kg cargo - 7500 kg
    • Sill: Canadarm RMS 303 - 410 kg
    Endeavour reached an 80 x 317 km orbit at 1849 GMT; at 1924 GMT the OMS engines fired to raise perigee. After a series of rendezvous burns, the spaceship docked with the PMA-2 port on the ISS at 1359 GMT on April 21.

    On 23 April the SSRMS station manipulator was unberthed from the SLP Spacelab pallet at 1114 GMT and latched on to the PDGF fixture on the Destiny ISS module at 1416 GMT. This was followed at 1458 GMT with the MPLM-2 Raffaello module being moved from Endeavour's payload bay by the Shuttle's RMS and berthed to the nadir port on the ISS Unity module at 1600 GMT. Over the next few days, the cargo racks on the MPLM were transferred to Destiny. Raffaello was then unberthed from Unity at 2003 GMT on April 27 and reberthed in the rear of Endeavour's bay for return to earth at 2059 GMT.

    Undocking of Endeavour was delayed by a series of computer problems at the Station. Failures in the Station's command and control computers left only one of the three computers operating.

    They were all restarted by April 29, and the Shuttle RMS grappled the Spacelab pallet at 2044 GMT . The station's Canadarm-2 released it at 2106 GMT, and the RMS berthed the pallet back in the Shuttle cargo bay. Endeavour undocked from the Station at 1734 GMT on April 29. The weather in Florida was bad at the planned May 1 landing time, so Endeavour landed in California. The deorbit burn was at 1502 GMT on May 1, with landing at 1610:42 GMT on runway 22 at Edwards. Endeavour returned to the Kennedy Space Center atop a Boeing 747 SCA aircraft on May 9.


2001 April 20 - .
  • STS-100 Mission Status Report #02 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Ashby, Guidoni, Hadfield, Helms, Lonchakov, Parazynski, Phillips, Rominger, Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-100, STS-102 ISS EO-2.

    The crew of the shuttle Endeavour worked this morning to prepare for its Saturday docking with the International Space Station and for the two planned spacewalks while there. The chase to catch up with the waiting station and its Expedition Two crew continues with another in the series of rendezvous maneuvers scheduled for about 5:30 this morning. Additional Details: here....


2001 April 20 - .
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2001 April 21 - .
  • STS-100 Mission Status Report #04 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Ashby, Guidoni, Hadfield, Helms, Lonchakov, Parazynski, Phillips, Rominger, Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-100, STS-102 ISS EO-2.

    Space Shuttle Endeavour and its seven crewmembers began rendezvous preparations shortly after 3 a.m. today, which should culminate in an 8:32 a.m. docking to the International Space Station, which will be northeast of Hong Kong at an altitude of 240 miles. The shuttle is bringing an advanced robotic arm, experiments and supplies to the ever-growing science outpost. Additional Details: here....


2001 April 22 - .
2001 April 23 - .
2001 April 26 - .
  • STS-100 Mission Status Report #14 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Helms, Lonchakov. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-100, STS-102 ISS EO-2.

    Good news greeted space station flight controllers this morning when, shortly after awakening, Expedition Two flight engineer Susan Helms reported that the International Space Station computer systems may be returning to normal. Working at a laptop computer aboard the station that serves as the crew's primary interface with the station's United States command and control computer system, Helms reported the good news at about 3:45 a.m. Shortly afterward, Helms performed a series of troubleshooting steps that restored the ground's ability to monitor and send commands to the station's U.S. systems. Additional Details: here....


2001 April 29 - .
2001 April 30 - .
2001 April 30 - .
  • STS-100 Mission Status Report #24 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Ashby, Guidoni, Hadfield, Lonchakov, Parazynski, Phillips, Rominger. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-32 ISS EP-1, STS-100, STS-102 ISS EO-2.

    Weather permitting, Endeavour and its crew of seven will return to the Kennedy Space Center tomorrow morning, concluding a successful mission to install a new-generation robotic arm on the International Space Station, and a journey of more than 4.8 million miles. In preparation for tomorrow's landing opportunities, Commander Kent Rominger, Pilot Jeff Ashby and Flight Engineer John Phillips verified the performance of Endeavour's flight control systems and surfaces and steering jets. Additional Details: here....


2001 May 1 - .
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2001 May 1 - .
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2002 October 25 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #02-47 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Herrington, Korzun, Lonchakov, Lopez-Alegria, Whitson, Zalyotin. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-111 ISS EO-5. Having bid farewell to a visiting space shuttle crew last week, the Expedition 5 crewmembers began preparing for the arrival of the next two groups of visitors to the International Space Station, the Soyuz 5 taxi crew and the STS-113 space shuttle crew.. Additional Details: here....

2002 October 29 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #02-48 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Korzun, Lonchakov, Whitson, Zalyotin. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-111 ISS EO-5.

    Right on time, a Russian-Belgian cosmonaut crew blasted off in a newly modified Soyuz capsule from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan tonight, headed for a linkup to the International Space Station later this week to deliver a fresh crew return vehicle. Additional Details: here....


2002 October 30 - . 03:11 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-FG.
  • Soyuz TMA-1 - . Call Sign: Yenisey. Crew: De Winne, Lonchakov, Zalyotin. Payload: Soyuz TMA s/n 211. Mass: 7,250 kg (15,980 lb). Nation: Russia. Related Persons: De Winne, Lonchakov, Zalyotin. Agency: RAKA. Manufacturer: Korolev bureau. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spacecraft. Flight: Soyuz TMA-1 ISS EP-4. Spacecraft Bus: Soyuz. Spacecraft: Soyuz TMA. Duration: 185.96 days. Decay Date: 2003-05-04 . USAF Sat Cat: 27552 . COSPAR: 2002-050A. Apogee: 295 km (183 mi). Perigee: 278 km (172 mi). Inclination: 51.6200 deg. Period: 90.20 min.

    Launch delayed from October 22, 28 pending investigation of causes of failure of another Soyuz booster on 15 October. Soyuz-TMA 1 was a Russian automatic passenger craft. It carried the EP-4 visiting crew of three astronauts (two Russians and one Belgian) to automatically dock with the International Space Station (ISS). This was the first flight of the new Soyuz-TMA model. It was to remain parked at the ISS as the escape craft, relieving the Soyuz TM-34. The crew conducted several microgravity experiments on the ISS during their 10-day stay before returning in Soyuz TM-34.


2002 November 1 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #02-49 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Korzun, Lonchakov, Wetherbee, Whitson, Zalyotin. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-1 ISS EP-4, STS-111 ISS EO-5. A Russian-Belgian cosmonaut crew arrived at the International Space Station in the wee hours this morning in a newly modified Soyuz capsule after a flawless two-day flight following launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.. Additional Details: here....

2002 November 8 - .
2002 November 9 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #02-51 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Korzun, Lonchakov, Wetherbee, Whitson, Zalyotin. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-1 ISS EP-4, STS-111 ISS EO-5. A Russian-Belgian cosmonaut crew departed the International Space Station today after delivering a new Soyuz return vehicle to the complex and conducting more than a week's worth of joint scientific experiments with the residents on board.. Additional Details: here....

2002 November 10 - .
  • Landing of Soyuz TM-34 - . Return Crew: De Winne, Lonchakov, Zalyotin. Nation: USA. Related Persons: De Winne, Lonchakov, Zalyotin. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-1 ISS EP-4. On November 9 the Soyuz TMA-1/EP-4 crew boarded Soyuz TM-34 and undocked from the Zarya nadir port at 20:44 GMT, leaving Soyuz TMA-1 for the resident crew. Soyuz TM-34 landed in Kazakstan at 00:04 GMT on November 10..

2008 October 12 - . 07:01 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-FG.
  • Soyuz TMA-13 - . Call Sign: Titan. Crew: Fincke, Garriott, Richard, Lonchakov. Payload: Soyuz TMA s/n 223. Mass: 7,200 kg (15,800 lb). Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Fincke, Garriott, Richard, Lonchakov. Agency: RKA. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spacecraft. Flight: Soyuz TMA-13. Spacecraft Bus: Soyuz. Spacecraft: Soyuz TMA. Duration: 178.01 days. Decay Date: 2009-04-08 . USAF Sat Cat: 33399 . COSPAR: 2008-050A. Apogee: 362 km (224 mi). Perigee: 352 km (218 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 91.70 min. Docked at the Zarya port of the ISS on 14 October at 08:26 GMT..

2008 December 23 - .
  • EVA ISS EO-18-1 - . Crew: Fincke, Lonchakov. EVA Duration: 0.23 days. Nation: USA. Related Persons: Fincke, Lonchakov. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-13. The crew installed a Langmuir probe on the Pirs module and returned the Biorisk cannister from the Zvezda module. An Expose-R experiment failed to activate and was removed and returned to the airlock.

2009 March 10 - .
  • EVA ISS EO-18-2 - . Crew: Fincke, Lonchakov. EVA Duration: 0.20 days. Nation: Russia, USA. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-13. The crew installed the EXPOSE-R onto the universal science platform of the Zvezda module, removed tape straps from the area of the docking target on the Pirs airlock and docking compartment, inspected and photographed the exterior of the Russian module..


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