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Soyuz-TM 22

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1995-047A

Description

Soyuz TM-22 was a Russian transport spacecraft that transported cosmonauts to the Mir space station for a 135-day stay. It was launched from the Baykonur Cosmodrome and docked on September 5, 1995 with Mir's Kvant-2 module at the port that was vacated by Progress M-28 a day before. Designed and manufactured by RKK Energiya, the Soyuz TM was capable of carrying three cosmonauts and had a gross weight of just over seven metric tons, a length of seven meters, and a maximum diameter of 2.7 m. The spacecraft consisted of three main sections: the orbital module, the command and reentry module, and the service module. Two solar arrays (10.6 m span) provided electrical power for the typical 50-hour journey to Mir and could be interconnected with the space station's electrical system to furnish additional 1.3 kW. The nominal flight time for Soyuz TM spaceship was 5-6 months.

Alternate Names

  • 23665
  • SoyuzTM-22
  • 1995-047A

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1995-09-03
Launch Vehicle: Soyuz
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan
Mass: 7150 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown Russia

Discipline

  • Human Crew

Additional Information

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Personnel

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