6th manned flight to ISS. - Flight: 2R/1S
International Flight n°: 220
Earth orbit Flight n°: 217
Russian Flight n°: 91
1th Soyuz docking on ISS
Launch, orbit & landing data:
|Designation|| 26603 / 00070A|
|Launch date - time|| 31 Oct 2000 - 07:52:47 UT|
|Launch site|| Baikonur, LC1/5|
|| Soyuz 11A511U (n° A15000-666)|
|OKB name - S/N°|| Soyuz 7K-STM (11F732) s/n° 205|
|Mass (kg)|| |
|Launched Crew|| Shepherd W. (ECDR)|
Gidzenko Y. (SCDR)
Krikalyov S. (FE)
|Call Sign|| Uran|
|Docking date - time|| 02 Nov 2000 - 09:21:03 UT|
|Target spacecraft/port|| ISS/Zvezda aft port|
|Earth orbit on :|
| - Perigee - Apogee|| 384 - 396 km|
| - Inclination|| 51.6°|
| - Period|| 92 min|
|Undocking date - time|| 24 Feb 2001 - 10:06:40 UT|
|Redocking date - time|| 24 Feb 2001 - 10:35:40 UT|
|Target spacecraft/port|| ISS/Zarya nadir port|
|Undocking date - time|| 18 Apr 2001 - 12:40 UT|
|Redocking date - time|| 18 Apr 2001 - 13:01 UT|
|Target spacecraft/port|| ISS/Zvezda -Y port|
|Undocking date - time|| 06 May 2001 - 02:21:09 UT|
|Deorbit burn - time|| 06 May 2001 - 04:47 UT|
|Landing date - time|| 06 May 2001 - 05:41:28 UT|
|Landing location|| 82 km NE of the town of |
|Flight Duration (d:hr:min)|| |
|Nbr orbits|| |
|Landing crew (VC-1)|| Musabayev, Baturin, Tito|
(visiting crew TM-32)
Launch Crew (Exp.1)
The crew of Soyuz TM-31 landed with Space Shuttle STS-102 on 21 Mar 2001
|| Yuri Pavlovich
||140d 23h 40m
|| William McMichael
||140d 23h 40m
|| Sergei Konstantinovich
|| Flight engineer
||140d 23h 40m
19 Oct 2000 - Baikonur
Close-outs with Soyuz TM space craft take
place in the Assembly and Testing Facility
The crew of the first prime mission
25 Oct 2000. Baikonur launch
Designers inspection of the Soyuz TM space
Payload shroud roll on to the Soyuz TM space
- The Expedition One crew was launched on a Soyuz transport ship to the
International Space Station at 07:53 UTC on Oct 31, 2000. Soyuz TM-31 flew from
Pad 5, Area 1 at 5 GIK Baykonur. Soyuz TM-31 commander (komandir) is
Yuri Gidzenko; Flight engineer-1 (bortinzhener) is Sergei Krikalev;
Flight engineer-2 is Bill Shepherd of NASA. The astronauts are using
Gidzenko's callsign "Uran".
- RSC Energia announced the initial orbit of the Soyuz as: 190 x 248,6 km, inclination 51.68 degrees and period 88.59 minutes.
The first tasks for the crew included deployment of the spacecraft's motion control system. On orbits three and four, phasing burns were completed to keep the Soyuz on course fir its rendezvous with ISS.
- The automated rendezvous sequence, controled by the Kurs system, was initiated some 2.5 hours prior to the docking and as the Soyuz closed in distance to the ISS, several rendezvous manoeuvres were conducted beginningtwo hours before docking with a major impulse some 54 seconds in duration.
About 30 minutes before docking, a fly-around of the complex was initiated and shortly afterwards, the Soyuz began station keeping some 170 metres from the rear port of the Zvezda module.
Ten minutes prior to the docking, the slow motion approach to Zvezda was commanded and the Kurs system guided Soyuz to a flawless docking.
- Soyuz TM-31 docked at Zvezda's rear port at 09:21 UTC on Nov 2, 2000 as the two craft flew above central Kazakhstan. The hatch
to Zvezda was opened at 10:23 UTC. Once aboard ISS, Shepherd became the
ISS Commander. NASA Administrator Goldin has approved 'Station
Alpha' as the ISS callsign for the duration of the first expedition.
RSC Energia gave the parameters of the orbit of the ISS : 379.7 x 403.8 km, inclination 51.6 and period 92.1 minutes.
- Soyuz TM-31, carrying the Expedition One crew of Shepherd, Gidzenko and
Krikalyov, undocked from the -Y port on Zvezda on Feb 24, 2001 at 10:06 UTC
and redocked with the -Z port on Zarya at 10:37 UTC. This freed the Zvezda
port for a Progress resupply ship.
- Soyuz TM-31 undocked from the Zarya nadir port Apr 18, 2001 at 12:40
UTC and redocked with the Zvezda aft port at 13:01 UTC, leaving clearance
for the Raffaello MPLM module to dock at the Unity nadir during STS-100.
- The visiting crew of Musabaev, Baturin and tourist Dennis Tito (launched by Soyuz TM-32), remained on Alpha for almost
six days; they closed the hatches on Soyuz TM-31 late on May 5, 2001 leaving
Usachyov, Helms and Voss aboard the Station, and undocked from Zvezda's
-Y port at 0221 UTC on May 6. The deorbit burn came at 0447 UTC,
followed by separation of the BO and PAO modules. The descent craft
touched down near Arkalyk in Kazakstan at 0541 UTC on May 6.
- Space Command appears to have cataloged the vehicle as "Soyuz TMA-1",
but the Energya web site calls it Soyuz TM-31. The first Soyuz TMA will
not fly till next year; this vehicle is a standard Soyuz TM,
probably 11F732 No. 205, and the TMA-1 name is simply incorrect.
Ref.: #7(JR438-452), #16, #87, #210 - update: 15.06.07.