Soyuz TM-31

Russia


International Flight nº: 220

Earth orbit Flight nº: 217

Russian Flight nº: 91

6th manned flight to ISS. - Flight: 2R/1S
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
Launch vehicle  Soyuz 11A511U (n° A15000-666)
OKB name - S/Nº Soyuz 7K-STM (11F732) s/nº 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
Arkalyk, Kazakstan
Flight Duration (d:hr:min) 
Nbr orbits 
Landing crew (VC-1) Musabayev, Baturin, Tito
 (visiting crew TM-32)

Launch Crew (Exp.1)

Nr. Surname Given name Job Duration Orbits
1  Gidzenko  Yuri Pavlovich  Soyuz-Commander 140d 23h 40m  2226 
2  Shepherd  William McMichael  ISS-Commander 140d 23h 40m  2226 
3  Krikalyov  Sergei Konstantinovich  Flight engineer 140d 23h 40m  2226 

The crew of Soyuz TM-31 landed with Space Shuttle STS-102 on 21 Mar 2001

19 Oct 2000 - Baikonur
Close-outs with Soyuz TM space craft take place in the Assembly and Testing Facility
at Baikonur launch site

The crew of the first prime mission


25 Oct 2000. Baikonur launch site
Designers inspection of the Soyuz TM space craft.


Payload shroud roll on to the Soyuz TM space craft.


Mission details:


Astrophilately covers:

Soyuz TM-31

Launch cancel Baikonur, send registrated. 4 different cancels.



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