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Soyuz-TMA 17



Soyuz-TMA 17 is a Russian (RKA) passenger craft that was launched by a Soyuz-FG rocket from Baikonur on 20 December 2009 at 21:52 UT. The craft carried a Russian cosmonaut, a NASA astronaut and a Japanese astronaut to the International Space Station. The Soyuz docked with the ISS at the Earth-facing port of the Zarya module on 22 December 2009 at 22:48 UT.

Alternate Names

  • 36129
  • Soyuz-TMA17

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2009-12-20
Launch Vehicle: Soyuz FG
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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