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Soyuz-TM 21

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1995-010A

Description

Soyuz TM-21 was a cosmonaut transporting spacecraft that was launched from the Baykonur Cosmodrome to dock with the Mir space station. It docked with Mir on March 16, 1995. The American astronaut on board will be brought back from Mir after a US Shuttle docks with the station in late June 1995. Designed and manufactured by RKK Energiya, the Soyuz TM was capable of carrying three cosmonauts and had a gross weight of just over seven metric tons, a length of seven meters, and a maximum diameter of 2.7 m. The spacecraft consisted of three main sections: the orbital module, the command and reentry module, and the service module. Two solar arrays (10.6 m span) provided electrical power for the typical 50-hour journey to Mir and could be interconnected with the space station's electrical system to furnish additional 1.3 kW. The nominal flight time for Soyuz TM spaceship was 5-6 months.

Alternate Names

  • 23519

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1995-03-14
Launch Vehicle: Soyuz
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan
Mass: 7150.0 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (U.S.S.R)

Discipline

  • Human Crew

Additional Information

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