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Soyuz-TMA 5



Soyuz-TMA 5 is a Russian automatic passenger transportation craft that was launched by a Soyuz-U rocket from Bailkonur at 03:06 UT on 14 October 2004. It carried two Russian and one American astronaut to the International Space Station (ISS). It docked with the PIRS module of the ISS at 04:25 UT on 16 October with manual control by the captain after it was determined to be approaching the ISS at an excessive speed. Two of the astronauts will spend a 6-month residency at the station. The third, along with the two astronauts who had spent six months in ISS soft-landed on 24 October in Russia on the Soyuz TMA-4 which had remained docked for six months.

Alternate Names

  • 28444
  • Soyuz-TMA5

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2004-10-14
Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-U
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Russia)


  • Human Crew

Additional Information

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

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