NASA Logo, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NASA Space Science Data Coordinated Archive Header

Soyuz-TM 30



Soyuz TM-30 was a Russian passenger ship that was launched at 05:01 UT from Baikonur by a Soyuz rocket to transport two cosmonauts for a 45-day (or longer) stay in Mir station. It docked with Mir automatically after a 50-hour voyage. They will repair the 14-year-old station, especially the recent problems of pressure leak, and a dysfunctional orientation of a solar panel.

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

  • 26116
  • SoyuzTM-30

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2000-04-04
Launch Vehicle: Soyuz
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Kazakhstan)


  • Human Crew

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

[] NASA Logo -