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Soyuz-TMA 5M



A 2.5 stage Russian Soyuz FG launched three spacefarers into orbit aboard the Soyuz TMA-05M spacecraft on July 15, 2012. Liftoff from Baikonur Cosmodrome Area 1 Pad 5 occurred at 02:40 UTC, beginning a 9 minute ascent to a 51.6 deg low earth orbit. The crew will join the International Space Station (ISS) Expedition 32 crew.

On-board Soyuz TMA-05 were Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko, NASA astronaut Sunita Williams, and Japan's JAXA astronaut Akihiko Hoshide. It was the year's third crewed space launch, and the second to ISS. Soyuz TMA-05M was the 10th orbital launch from Baikonur in 2012, performed by the 30th Soyuz FG to fly in the 2.5 stage configuration.

Alternate Names

  • 38671
  • SpyuzTMA5M

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2012-07-15
Launch Vehicle: Soyuz FG
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan


  • Human Crew

Additional Information

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