Soyuz MS-12

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Soyuz MS-12
Operator Roskosmos
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type Soyuz-MS 11F747
Manufacturer RKK Energia
Crew size 3(up) 2(down)
Members Oleg Skripochka
Christina Hammock
Start of mission
Launch date 5 April 2019
Rocket Soyuz-FG
Launch site Baikonur Pad 1/5
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth
Docking with ISS
Soyuz programme
(Manned missions)

Soyuz MS-12 is a Soyuz spaceflight planned for April 2019.[1] It was initially planned to transport two members of the Expedition 59 crew to the International Space Station, as well as the first astronaut from the United Arab Emirates.[2], though following the in-flight abort of the Soyuz MS-10 craft, the crew assignments are likely to change.[3]


Position Crew member

(subject to change)

Commander Russia Oleg Skripochka, RSA
Expedition 59
Third spaceflight
Flight Engineer 1 United States Christina Hammock, NASA
Expedition 59
First spaceflight
Flight Engineer 2 United Arab Emirates Hazza Al Mansouri, MBRSC
First spaceflight

Backup crew


  1. ^ Pietrobon, Steven (5 February 2017). "Russian Launch Manifest". Retrieved 12 February 2017.
  2. ^ Sheikh Mohammed: First UAE astronaut is heading to the stars next year
  3. ^ "Upcoming ISS Expeditions". Spacefacts. Retrieved November 2, 2018.
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