Soyuz TM-15

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Soyuz TM-15
Operator Rosaviakosmos
COSPAR ID 1992-046A
SATCAT no. 22054
Mission duration 188 days, 21 hours, 41 minutes, 15 seconds
Orbits completed ~3,070
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type Soyuz-TM
Manufacturer NPO Energia
Launch mass 7,150 kilograms (15,760 lb)
Crew
Crew size 3 up
2 down
Members Anatoly Solovyev
Sergei Avdeyev
Launching Michel Tognini
Callsign Rodnik (Spring)
Start of mission
Launch date July 27, 1992, 06:08:42 (1992-07-27UTC06:08:42Z) UTC
Rocket Soyuz-U2
End of mission
Landing date February 1, 1993, 03:49:57 (1993-02-01UTC03:49:58Z) UTC
Landing site near Dzhezkazgan
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth
Perigee 196 kilometres (122 mi)
Apogee 216 kilometres (134 mi)
Inclination 51.6 degrees
Docking with Mir
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Soyuz programme
(Manned missions)

Soyuz TM-15 was the 15th expedition to the Mir space station.[1] It included spationaut Michel Tognini from France. The Soyuz TM-15 flight set what was then a new Soyuz spacecraft on orbit endurance record.[2]

Crew

Position Launching crew Landing crew
Commander Russia Anatoly Solovyev
Third spaceflight
Flight Engineer Russia Sergei Avdeyev
First spaceflight
Research Cosmonaut France Michel Tognini
First spaceflight
None

Mission highlights

Michel Tognini, passenger aboard Soyuz- TM 15, was the third Frenchman to visit a space station. He conducted ten experiments using 300 kg of equipment delivered by Progress-M flights. Tognini spent 2 weeks in space as part of ongoing space cooperation between Russia and France.

References

  1. ^ The full mission report is available here: http://www.spacefacts.de/mission/english/soyuz-TM-15.htm
  2. ^ "Soyuz TM-15". Astronautix.com. Retrieved 2017-11-22.
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