Soyuz TMA-11M was a 2013 flight to the International Space Station. It transported three members of the Expedition 38 crew to the International Space Station. TMA-11M is the 120th flight of a Soyuz spacecraft, with the first flight launching in 1967. The successful docking of the Soyuz TMA-11M spacecraft on November 7, 2013 marked the first time since October 2009 that nine people have resided on the space station without the presence of a Space Shuttle.

Soyuz TMA-11M
Soyuz TMA-11M docked at the ISS (center)
Mission typeISS crew transport
COSPAR ID2013-061A Edit this at Wikidata
SATCAT no.39373
Mission duration187 days, 21 hours, 44 minutes
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftSoyuz 11F732A47 No.711
Spacecraft typeSoyuz-TMA 11F747
ManufacturerRKK Energia
Crew size3
MembersMikhail V. Tyurin
Richard A. Mastracchio
Koichi Wakata
Start of mission
Launch date7 November 2013, 04:14:15 (2013-11-07UTC04:14:15Z) UTC[1]
Launch siteBaikonur 1/5
End of mission
Landing date14 May 2014, 01:58 (2014-05-14UTC01:59Z) UTC
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Docking with ISS
Docking portRassvet nadir
Docking date7 November 2013, 10:27 UTC
Undocking date13 May 2014, 22:36 UTC
Time docked187 days, 12 hours, 9 minutes

(l-r) Wakata, Tyurin and Mastracchio
Soyuz programme
(Crewed missions)

The rocket and spacecraft carried Olympic symbols on the fairing of the ship. During the mission, the Olympic torch was passed for the first time in open space. Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazansky passed it in the Russian section of the International Space Station.

Crew edit

Position[2] Crew Member
Commander   Mikhail Tyurin, RSA
Expedition 38
Third and last spaceflight
Flight Engineer 1   Richard Mastracchio, NASA
Expedition 38
Fourth and last spaceflight
Flight Engineer 2   Koichi Wakata, JAXA
Expedition 38
Fourth spaceflight

Backup crew edit

Position[3] Crew Member
Commander   Maksim Surayev, RSA
Flight Engineer 1   Gregory R. Wiseman, NASA
Flight Engineer 2   Alexander Gerst, ESA

Cargo edit

TMA-11M carried the Olympic flame for the 2014 Winter Olympics into space for the first time.[4] The torch returned to Earth 5 days later on board TMA-09M.

Launch of Soyuz TMA-11M

Gallery edit

References edit

  1. ^ NASA. "Consolidated Launch Manifest". NASA. Retrieved June 6, 2011.
  2. ^ JAXA. "Astronaut Koichi Wakata Selected as Member of ISS Expedition Crew". Archived from the original on 2011-02-20. Retrieved 2011-02-17.
  3. ^ (2013). "Орбитальные полёты".
  4. ^ Robert Z. Pearlman (February 7, 2014). "Sochi Winter Olympics Launch with Space-Flown Torch, Cosmonaut Flag-Bearers". Retrieved March 19, 2023.