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Soyuz TMA-22
Part of ISS Family
ISS Expedition EO-29. Six-month, long-term, resident crew of the International Space Station.

AKA: Astraeus;ISS EO-29. Launched: 2011-11-14. Returned: 2012-05-07. Number crew: 3 . Duration: 165.31 days.

Mission consisted of:

  • Launch of the Soyuz TMA-02M spacecraft with the ISS EO-28 crew of one Russian, one NASA, and one JAXA crewmember
  • Docking of Soyuz TMA-02M spacecraft to Mini Research Module Rassvet (MRM1)
  • Operational support for docking to SM IC and unloading of Progress M-11M cargo vehicle
  • Final unloading of Progress M-10M cargo vehicle
  • Operational support for loading and undocking of Progress M-11M cargo vehicle
  • Operational support for docking to SM IC and partial unloading of Progress M-12M cargo vehicle was planned, but called off when Progress M-12M failed to reach orbit
  • Operational support for loading and undocking Soyuz TMA-21 spacecraft from Mini Research Module Pirs (MRM2), followed by return to the Earth of the three ISS EO-27 crewmembers
  • Support of rendezvous of two ISS-29 Russian crewmembers and one NASA crewmember by Soyuz TMA-22 spacecraft
  • Support of docking of Soyuz TMA-22 spacecraft to Mini Research Module Poisk (MRM2)
  • Operational support for loading and undocking of Progress M-10M from Module Pirs (DC-1)
  • Operational support for docking of Progress M-13M to the Module Pirs (DC-1)
  • Partial unloading of Progress M-13M vehicle
  • Loading and undocking of the Soyuz TMA-02M spacecraft from Mini Research Module MRM1 Rassvet
  • Return to the Earth of the three ISS-EO-28 crewmember
  • Support of the Space Station operations and maintenance
  • Performance of the science and application research program and experiments


More at: Soyuz TMA-22.

Family: Manned spaceflight. People: Burbank, Ivanishin, Shkaplerov. Country: Russia. Spacecraft: Soyuz TMA.

2011 November 14 - . 04:14 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-FG.
  • Soyuz TMA-22 - . Call Sign: Astraeus. Crew: Burbank, Ivanishin, Shkaplerov. Backup Crew: Acaba, Padalka, Revin. Payload: Soyuz 7K-STMA s/n 232. Mass: 7,200 kg (15,800 lb). Nation: Russia. Agency: RKA. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spacecraft. Flight: Soyuz TMA-22. Spacecraft Bus: Soyuz. Spacecraft: Soyuz TMA. Duration: 165.31 days. Decay Date: 2012-04-27 . USAF Sat Cat: 37877 . COSPAR: 2011-067A. Apogee: 410 km (250 mi). Perigee: 376 km (233 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 92.40 min.

    Launch delayed two months to verify booster after launch failure of Progress M-12M in August 2011. After successful launch of Progress M-13M on 30 October, Soyuz TMA-22 was cleared for launch. Delivered the EO-29 crew to the ISS, docking at the Poisk module of the station at 05:24 GMT on 16 November. Undocked on 27 April 2012 at 08:15 GMT and landed in Kazakhstan at 11:45 GMT.



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