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Soyuz-TMA 3M



Soyuz-TMA 3M, a Russian manned satellite, was launched from Baikonur on 21 December 2011 at 01:16 UT by a Soyuz rocket. The Soyuz spacecraft successfully docked to the International Space Station's (ISS) Mini Research Module-1 (MRM-1) "Rassvet" Nadir docking port at 15:19 UT on 23 December 2011. Soyuz-TMA 3M carried a crew of three, a Russian cosmonaut, an ESA astronaut, and a NASA astronaut. The three joined their colleagues on-board the ISS and will remain there until May 2012.

Soyuz-TMA 3M is planned to remain docked to the ISS until 16 May, whereupon it will undock and land in Kazakhstan.

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    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 2011-12-21
    Launch Vehicle: Soyuz
    Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan

    Funding Agencies

    • Russian Space Agency (Russia)
    • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (United States)


    • 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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