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Soyuz-TMA 20



Soyuz-TMA 20, a Russian satellite, was launched from Baikonur on 15 December 2010 at 19:09 UT on a Soyuz rocket. The manned craft carried a multi-national crew of a Russian cosmonaut, an Italian astronaut, and a NASA astronaut. The satellite docked to the International Space Station (ISS) at the Mini Research Module-1 (MRM-1) Nadir port on 17 December 2010 at 20:11 UT. The three crew members will join three colleagues on-board the ISS and will perform normal maintenance, research, and two Russian-segment spacewalks as well as unload a variety of supply ships. Soyuz-TMA 20 is scheduled to undock and return to Earth on 16 May 2011.

Alternate Names

  • 37254
  • Soyuz-TMA20

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2010-12-15
Launch Vehicle: Soyuz
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Russia)


  • Resupply/Refurbishment/Repair
  • Human Crew

Additional Information

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

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