Human Spaceflights

International Flight No. 294

Soyuz TMA-12M

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Russia

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Launch, orbit and landing data

Launch date:  25.03.2014
Launch time:  21:17 UTC
Launch site:  Baikonur
Launch pad:  1
Altitude:  350 km
Inclination:  51,6°
Docking ISS:  27.03.2014, 23:54 UTC
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Crew Soyuz TMA-12M

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Crew

No.   Surname Given names Position Flight No. Duration Orbits
1  Skvortsov  Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Jr.  Commander 2

 
2  Artemyev  Oleg Germanovich  Flight Engineer 1

 
3  Swanson  Steven Ray "Swanny"  Flight Engineer 3

 

Crew seating arrangement

Launch
1  Skvortsov
2  Artemyev
3  Swanson
Landing
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Double Crew

No.   Surname Given names Position
1  Samokutyayev  Aleksandr Mikhailovich  Commander
2  Serova  Yelena Olegovna  Flight Engineer
3  Wilmore  Barry Eugene "Butch"  Flight Engineer
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Flight

Launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. ISS Expedition 39 / 40.

Soyuz TMA-12M, kicking off a planned four-orbit, six-hour rendezvous with the station. They executed the first two rendezvous firings on schedule, but the third firing was not carried out, possibly because the spacecraft was not in the expected attitude, or orientation. With the rendezvous sequence interrupted, Russian flight controllers defaulted to the more traditional two-day sequence.

Following a two day solo flight Soyuz TMA-12M docked to ISS on March 27, 2014. Aleksandr Skvortsov, Oleg Artemyev and Steven Swanson became the ISS Expedition 39 (together with ISS Expedition 38 crew members Mikhail Tyurin, Richard Mastracchio and Koichi Wakata).

Drawings / Photos

Soyuz TMA-12M rollout Soyuz TMA-12M erection
Soyuz TMA-12M on the launch pad Soyuz TMA-12M launch
Soyuz TMA-12M launch

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Last update on March 28, 2014.