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Soyuz-TM 23

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1996-011A

Description

Soyuz TM-33 was a Russian transportation spacecraft that was launched from the Baykonur Cosmodrome carrying 2 cosmonauts. It docked with the Mir space station on February 23rd.

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

  • 23798

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1996-02-21
Launch Vehicle: Soyuz
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan
Mass: 7150.0 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Russia)

Discipline

  • Human Crew

Additional Information

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