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Poleshchuk, Aleksandr Fyodorovich
Polishchuk
Polishchuk
Credit: www.spacefacts.de
Russian engineer cosmonaut 1989-2004. Civilian Engineer, Energia NPO

Status: Inactive; Active 1989-2004. Born: 1953-10-30. Spaceflights: 1 . Total time in space: 179.03 days. Birth Place: Cheremkhovo, Irkutsk.

Educated MAI.

Official NASA Biography as of June 2016:Alexander Fedorovich Poleschuk
RSC ENERGIA Test Cosmonaut

PERSONAL DATA: Born October 30, 1953 in Cheremkhovo, Irkutsk region, Russia. Resides in Moscow, Russia. Married to Irina Petrovna Poleschuk (nee Chistyakova). They have one daughter. His mother, Valentina Sergeevna Poleschuk, died in 1995. His father, Fedor Demyanovich Poleschuk, died in 1981.

EDUCATION: Graduated from Moscow Aviation Institute in 1977 with a mechanical engineering diploma.

HONORS: Awarded the title of Hero of the Russian Federation.

EXPERIENCE: Alexander Poleschuk has worked as a test engineer at RSC ENERGIA since 1977, where he was occupied with perfecting repair and assembly techniques performed during space flights. He has extensive experience in test work under simulated weightlessness conditions.

In February 1989 he was selected as a test cosmonaut candidate (1989 Cosmonaut Candidates Class, Group 14, Civil Specialists). From September 1989 to January 1991 he underwent the complete course of general space training and was qualified as a test cosmonaut.

February 1991 to March 1992 Alexander Poleschuk undertook advanced training for the Soyuz-TM transport vehicle and Mir Station flight.

March to July 1992 he underwent flight training as flight engineer of a back-up Russian-French Soyuz TM-15 transport vehicle crew comprised of G.M. Manakov, A.F. Poleschuk, and J.P.Haigner from France.

July 1992 to January 1993 Alexander Poleschuk underwent a complete course of training as flight engineer for the Soyuz-TM-16 transport vehicle and Mir Station for the 13th primary expedition. January 24 to July 22, 1993, he participated in a 179-day space flight with Gennady Manakov. During the flight he performed two EVAs totaling 9 hours and 58 minutes. Testing of the androgynous peripheral docking subassembly of the Kristall module was performed.

October 1994 to March 1995 he trained as back-up flight engineer for the Soyuz TM-21 transport vehicle and Mir Station 18th primary expedition flights.

Additional training included flight training for some new programs including Mir-Shuttle and the International Space Station (ISS).

AUGUST 2002

Official NASA Biography - 1994

NAME: Alexander Fedorovich Poleshchuk
Pilot-cosmonaut. Resides in Kaliningrad, Moscow region.

BIRTHPLACE AND DATE:
October 30, 1953 in Cheremkhovo, Irkutsk region, Russia.

PARENTS:
Fedor Demyanovich Poleshchuk, father, deceased in 1981. Valentina Sergeevna Poleshchuk, mother, resides in Bratsk, Irkutsk region, Russia.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION:
Blonde hair; green eyes; 5 feet 9 inches; 178 pounds.

EDUCATION:
Graduated from S. Ordzhonikidze Moscow Aviation Institute in 1979 with a mechanical engineering diploma.

MARITAL STATUS:
Married to Irina Petrovna Poleshchuk (nee Chistyakova).

CHILDREN:
Daughter, Lyubov in 1979.

HONORS:
Awarded the title of Hero of the Russian Federation.

EXPERIENCE:
A.F. Poleshchuk has worked as a test engineer at NPO "Energiya" since 1977, where he was occupied with perfecting repair and assembly techniques performed during space flights. He has extensive experience in experimental work under conditions of simulated weightlessness.

In February 1989, he was enrolled in a cosmonaut detachment as a candidate test cosmonaut. In the period from September 1989 to January 1991, he underwent the complete course of general space training and qualified as a test cosmonaut.

From February 1991 to March 1992, he trained for a flight on the Soyuz-TM transport vehicle and the Mir Station as a member of a group.

From March until July 1992, he underwent flight training to be the flight engineer of a back-up Russian-French crew comprised of G.M. Manakov, A.F. Poleshchuk, and J.P.Haigneré, of France.

He underwent a complete course of training to be the flight engineer for the Soyuz-TM transport vehicle and Mir Station for the 13th primary expedition and, in the period from January 24 to March 22, 1993, accomplished a 179-day space flight with G.M. Manakov.

During the flight, two EVAs were performed, lasting a total of 9 hours and 58 minutes. Testing of the androgynous peripheral docking subassembly of the "Kristall" module was performed.

At present, he is undergoing flight training to be the flight engineer of the stand-by Russian crew for the Mir-18 expedition as part of the Mir-Shuttle program.

MAY 1994


More at: Poleshchuk.

Family: Cosmonaut, Energia Engineer Group 10 - 1989. Country: Russia. Spacecraft: Mir. Flights: Soyuz TM-14A, Soyuz TM-15, Soyuz TM-16. Agency: Korolev bureau. Bibliography: 12, 5898.

1953 October 30 - .
  • Birth of Aleksandr Fyodorovich Polishchuk - . Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Poleshchuk. Russian engineer cosmonaut. Flew on Mir EO-13. Civilian Engineer, Energia NPO.

1989 January 25 - .
1991 End - .
1992 July 27 - . 06:08 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-U2.
  • Soyuz TM-15 - . Call Sign: Rodnik (Spring - water spring). Crew: Avdeyev, Solovyov, Tognini. Backup Crew: Haignere, Manakov, Poleshchuk. Payload: Soyuz TM s/n 65. Mass: 7,150 kg (15,760 lb). Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Avdeyev, Haignere, Manakov, Poleshchuk, Solovyov, Tognini. Agency: MOM. Program: Mir. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spacecraft. Flight: Soyuz TM-14, Soyuz TM-15, Soyuz TM-15 Antares. Spacecraft Bus: Soyuz. Spacecraft: Soyuz TM. Duration: 188.90 days. Decay Date: 1993-02-01 . USAF Sat Cat: 22054 . COSPAR: 1992-046A. Apogee: 216 km (134 mi). Perigee: 196 km (121 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 88.60 min.

    Mir Expedition EO-12. Russian astronauts Solovyov and Avdeev and French astronaut Tognini were inserted into an initial 190 x 200 km orbit inclined 51.6 deg. Later on July 27 they maneuvered to a 223 x 343 km orbit, and on July 28 docked with Mir in its 405 x 410 km orbit.


1993 January 24 - . 05:58 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-U2.
  • Soyuz TM-16 - . Call Sign: Vulkan (Volcano ). Crew: Manakov, Poleshchuk. Backup Crew: Serebrov, Tsibliyev. Payload: Soyuz TM s/n 101. Mass: 7,150 kg (15,760 lb). Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Manakov, Poleshchuk, Serebrov, Tsibliyev. Agency: RAKA. Program: Mir. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spacecraft. Flight: Soyuz TM-15, Soyuz TM-16. Spacecraft Bus: Soyuz. Spacecraft: Soyuz TM. Duration: 179.03 days. Decay Date: 1993-07-22 . USAF Sat Cat: 22319 . COSPAR: 1993-005A. Apogee: 394 km (244 mi). Perigee: 393 km (244 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 92.40 min.

    Manned two crew. Mir Expedition EO-13. Transported to the Mir manned orbital station a crew of the thirteenth main expedition comprising the cosmonauts G M Manakov and A F Poleschuk.The Soyuz carried the APAS androgynous docking system instead of the usual probe system.


1993 April 19 - . 17:15 GMT - .
1993 June 18 - . 17:25 GMT - .
1993 July 22 - .

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